Sep 17 – Nov 10,  2010

The mutation of an everyday object into an art substance.

Serge Van de Put a Belgian artist born in 1958 Antwerp.

During his travels, Serge discovered the ingenuity of Africans who give a second life to tires, an indestructible material they use to make buckets, shoes, etc.

After several years managing his own advertising agency, Serge began having fun with this material and made the portrait of an African. Seduced by the idea of turning an everyday object at the end of it’s life into an art piece, Serge started working seriously and tackled more substantial works.

Under the appearance of a playful work manifests a blend of mastery where nothing is left to chance. Each piece is chosen for its texture, leading to work in a desired movement and breathing a soul into his creations.

Quickly noticed by the world of Art, the artist was represented at exhibitions throughout Europe and his reputation allows him to create more impressive works. In 2009, he made a real-size elephant exhibited at the Venice Biennale, which is now part of the collection of American Art of the “Château de la Napoule Foundation.” In 2012 the Museum Association of the Genoa port acquired a 10-metre long dinosaur on the theme of recycling.