Maarten De Naeyer


About the artist:

The abstract graphic works of Maarten De Naeyer (born 1992 in Leuven, lives and works in Leuven) are the result of a constant experimentation with shapes and textures. After obtaining his masters degree in Graphic Design in 2015, Maarten developed his own unique way of working by experimenting in his studio.

Purified form tension through geometric and organic shapes that interact in an environment of varying textures are the common thread throughout the work. Another very characteristic fact is the almost exclusive use of black and white, this in turn preserving the purity of shapes and allowing the negative white space to enter into a dialogue with the composition. The viewer is made to think through the use of suggestive titles.

Inspired by linocuts, he cuts abstract compositions from texture-rich material and then transfers them to different materials using printer's ink. Interesting and accidental textures are created by manually pressing these stencils. Coincidence and experiment play a major role in creating these works, which makes the process always interesting. He developed this technique out of the need to escape the digital world in which he finds himself daily as a graphic designer.

Artist CV:

  • ●  Oooh - group expo - Stichting IJsberg, Damme (BE)
  • ●  Curating The Young - group expo - Permeke Antwerp (BE)
  • ●  Under Pressure DUO expo with Johan Van Oeckel - De Drukkerij, Kessel-Lo (BE)
  • ●  Group expo G48 - Leuven (BE)
  • ●  Kotroute - Antwerp (BE)



● Solo expo Bar Stan - Bar Stan, Leuven

● Solo expo Curating The Young - OPEK Leuven (BE)


  • ●  Group expo G48 - Leuven (BE)
  • ●  Solo expo MOK Coffee Bar - Leuven (BE)
  • ●  Solo expo Skrew Forms - City hall Leuven (BE)
  • ●  Solo expo Skrew Forms - GLTCH gallery Antwerpen (BE)
  • ●  Group expo Secret 7” - London (UK)


  • ●  Space showcase - Leuven (BE) 2016
  • ●  De Invasie - Antwerpen (BE) 2015
  • ●  Group expo ‘beste masterprojecten MAD-Faculty’ - Tongeren (BE)