VEKS VAN HILLIK

PREMIERE FANTAISIE

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March 18th, 2022

Arch Enemy Arts is happy to present Veks Van Hillik’s Première Fantaisie, a selection of works created by the French artist over the last four years. Showcasing an array of media, the pieces display his signature imaginative creatures through tenebrous expressions in graphite, ink, and oil paint.

 

Exhibiting “the passage between classical references and the more fantastic and pop culture,” the feature consists of 20 artworks– each an emotive character rendered with the clever skill and playfulness that Veks is known for. Of the process and inspiration utilized here, he states:

 

“In the last few years, I've been lucky enough to be able to visit a few museums in Europe, not all of them, but a few all the same. And especially those which presented Flemish works and medieval gothic religious pieces. So I started to work on my technique by getting closer to this aesthetic. I thus privileged the work of superposition of transparent color in glaze. Even if I used it occasionally before in my process, today it has become much more present and systematic. Working in transparent layers allows a depth and a shimmer of the colors, and the plans (designs) much more sensitive.”

 

The collection shown in Première Fantaisie offers every hallmark of Veks’ unique style: emergent and punchy subjects lurching from the dark space of endless backgrounds, delicate and masterful landscapes with floating anthropomorphic figures, all made still by glassy eyes that stare ponderously at the viewer. To look into the eyes of his anomalous creatures is to enter their world, and the quiet strangeness of Van Hillik’s surreal pictures makes us all too willing to accept the invitation.

 

Première Fantaisie is Veks Van Hillik’s fourth solo feature with Arch Enemy Arts, and can be seen online and in person at now through April 18th, 2022.

-- writeup by Alexander Medlin II

 

Veks' PREMIERE FANTAISIE exhibition will be on view from March 18th - April 17th, 2022.
Sold works will begin to ship the week of March 14th, unless other arrangements have been made.

Items marked with a red dot have already been sold.

Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Suite et Fin (Retable tryptique)" (2020) acrylic on wood panel 31.5"w x 19.7"h x 2"d $3500 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"La Cueillette (The Gathering)" (2022) acrylic on canvas 22" x 22" framed to 27.5" x 27.5" $3000 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Le Jardinier" (2021) acrylic on wood panel 31.5"w x 19.7"h x 2"d $3000 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Ammonite tue Mouche" (2020) acrylic on canvas 13" x 20.25" $1900 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"PANGO | LIN" (2021) acrylic on canvas 19.7" x 19.7" (39.4" x 19" as diptych) $3200 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"CORNEILLE a Salive" (2021) acrylic on board 9" x 9" (18" x 9" diptych) $900 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"CALA | MAR POLYOCULAIRE" (2021) acrylic on board 9" x 9" (18" x 9" diptych) $900 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Iztö, belle endormie" (2020) acrylic on wood 10.75" x 13.75" $700 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Plus Gros que le Ventre" (2020) acrylic on canvas 8.6" x 13" framed to 11" x 15" $650 USD*

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Marée Montante" (2019) acrylic on canvas 12.5" x 14.5" $600 USD*

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Le silence des Roseaux" (2020) graphite on Arches paper 12" x 16" framed $500 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Trop Beau pour etre vrai" (2018) graphite on Arches paper 5" x 8" framed to 8" x 10" $310 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Le Fou" (2018) graphite on Arches paper 5" x 8" framed to 8" x 10" $310 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Contagion" (2020) graphite & ink on paper 4" x 5.5" framed to 5" x 7" $300 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Truite volante et/ou courante" (2020) ink on paper 4" x 5.5" framed to 5" x 7" $200 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Requin Lutin" (2020) ink on paper 4" x 5.5" framed to 5" x 7" $200 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Le Limier" (2020) ink on paper 4" x 5.5" framed to 5" x 7" $200 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"L'Aiguille" (2020) ink on paper 4" x 5.5" framed to 5" x 7" $200 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Pimitif Flamand" (2020) ink on paper 4" x 5.5" framed to 5" x 7" $200 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Tête de cheval" (2020) ink on paper 4" x 5.5" framed to 5" x 7" $200 USD

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PAST CATALOG WORKS

all works marked with a red dot have been sold.

available pieces from this past catalog section are 10% OFF (sale price not shown)

Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Crisis Blanche" (2020) acrylic on canvas 15 x 24" $1800 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Cooper Court" (2021) acrylic on canvas 7.9" x 23.6" $1700 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Big Surprise" (2021) acrylic on canvas 18.1" x 13.75" $2100 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Le Blanc Prince Charmant" (2020) acrylic on canvas 14 x 18" $1500 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Fumer Blanc" (2020) acrylic on canvas 8 x 16" $900 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Ballade Blanche" (2020) acrylic on canvas 8 x 8" framed $500 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Blanc Bird" (2020) acrylic on paper 4 x 6" $200 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Tourner en Rond" (2019) acrylic 4.75 x 4.75" $200 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"The Flying Temple" (2016) acrylic on canvas 5" x 9" $250 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Penguin" (2017) acrylic on raw wood slice 8" x 8" $225 USD

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"Toad" (2017) acrylic on raw wood slice 10 x 10" $250 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Rest In Fish" (2017) acrylic on canvas 10.5 x 18" $750 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Ma jolie Baignoire" (2017) acrylic on canvas 25.5 x 21" $1,100 USD

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Veks Van Hililk
Veks Van Hililk

"Tilikum The BlackFish" (2017) acrylic on canvas 5 x 7" $250 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Blurred Love" (2017) oil graphite on paper 10 x 12.5" framed $250 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Joyeuse Tristesse" acrylic on wood panel 11 x 15" $1000 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"L'equarisseur" acrylic on canvas 9 x 7" $600 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Le Faux Prophète" acrylic on wood panel 6.5 x 9" $450 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Prendre L'air" acrylic on paper 3 x 2" plus frame $180 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Le Soldat de Plomb" acrylic on wood 4 x 5" plus frame $350 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Passe Muraille 1 & 2" acrylic on paper (diptych) 2.5 x 3" $300 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Prendre L'eau" acrylic on paper 2.5 x 3" $180 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Bon Pied Bon Oeil" graphite and gold on paper 5.8 x 11" $180 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"La Mue" graphite on paper 7 x 9.5" $180 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Bas Les Masques" graphite on paper 11.5 x 8" $250 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Une Famille a Nourrir" graphite on Arches paper 11.5 x 11.5" $250 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Whitefish Memory" (2015) acrylic on canvas 13 x 9" $400 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Long Nose Bird" (2015) acrylic on canvas 8 x 10" $350 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Monkey Island" (2015) acrylic on canvas 22 x 18" $900 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Birdy" (2015) graphite on paper 7.9 x 5" framed $250 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Dear Deer" (2015) graphite on paper 7.9 x 5" framed $250 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"FullMoon Frog" (2015) acrylic on canvas 8 x 8" $350 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Twist Ending" (2014) acrylic on canvas 8 x 8" $250 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Drop in The Bucket (2014) acrylic on canvas 7 x 9" $350 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Upside-Down" (2014) acrylic on canvas 13 x 18" $600 USD

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Veks Van Hillik
Veks Van Hillik

"Heikegani Revenge" (2015) acrylic on wood panel 7.8 x 9.8" (framed to 11.8 x 13.8") $sold

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