Ria Vanden Eynde

  • OBJECT! Bring Back our Girls, oil on paper, 37 by 38 cm, 2016.
  • OBJECT! Girl in a Blue Burqa, oil on paper, 36 by 38 cm, 2015.
  • The Anatomy Lesson Triptych, panel 1, oil on canvas, 105 by 150 cm, 2020.
  • The Anatomy Lesson Triptych, panel 2, oil on canvas, 105 by 150 cm, 2020.
  • The Anatomy Lesson, Andreas Vesalius teaching Women's Anatomy, Oil on canvas, 88 by 105 cm, 2020.
  • The Anatomy Lesson Diptych, Pre Existing Condition, oil on canvas, 180 by 105 cm, 2020.
  • The Dying of the Light, panel 1 of 6, mixed media, wood and oil on paper, 50 by 70 cm, 2019.
  • The Dying of the Light, panel 1 of 6, oil on paper, 50 by 70 cm, 2019.

Belgian artist Ria Vanden Eynde had a career in mathematics before turning her focus on social studies and feminism. Her primary medium is oil painting. Her works have been exhibited with Transcultural Exchange, in the Cluster Gallery in Brooklyn, The Emily Harvey Gallery in NY and locally in galleries in Brussels and Leuven. She took art classes at the municipal art school SLAC in Leuven and completed residencies and workshops at the School of Visual Arts in New York, the Brooklyn Art Cluster in Brooklyn and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Vanden Eynde is known for painting a social critique, mostly from a feminist perspective. Her work focuses on matters of ethical consequence with respect to health, science, law and leadership in both the public and private lives of women. She organises her works in series: OBJECT! uses the media world as source material to reflect on how it represents women and their stories about everyday sexism, inequality, gender based violence. The Dying of the Light series is a visual reflection on our societies’ hardening and the darkening of our times with issues of human rights violations, terrorism, refugee crises and climate change we seem powerless against. Her most recent project The Anatomy Lesson is a reflection on the way art and science approach the female body and in particular the gender bias that still exists in biomedical research.

Vanden Eynde firmly believes that art can invite reflection on what it means to be a human being in the world today by radically exposing which human values are at stake.

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    • Belgium, Europe

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