About Me

Artist of the experience

“ I wandered into unknown lands & leaped forward, as it’s the only way to make sense of change. “

The domains I work in:
  • Film
  • Photo
  • Audio
  • Installation
  • Sculpturing
  • Design
  • Fashion
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I lose myself in the depths of my fascination with the untouchable equilibrium of not knowing – a moment captured and then swiftly vanished. Life is, at times, as mystic as it is taunting, seducing us with a lullaby of passing time, all while remaining oblivious to the abnormalities visible in that split second.

A product of the nineties and a blend of Eurasian culture, my current artistic practice centers on the passing of time and the fragmented self, the pieces of my identity. More concretely, it delves into the opaque path to clarity, often lost again in a swift motion. I strive to harness this ambiguous curiosity to create, with an ability to express this depth. By provoking the audience to question the medium, guiding them deeper into the multilayered elements, I explore the translation of my own intersection with reality and the concept of time.

Through the manipulation of color, movement, and transformation, I create works that have transitioned from an observer's perspective to an internal expression of the experience of time. Transforming the absence of a grip on reality into works that function as time capsules to a later self. As I expand my array of creative (digital) tools, my field of view broadens, aiding in the search to express my state of floatation.

Anchoring my next leap is the time I’ve invested in developing and understanding my collage technique. This proficiency empowers me to utilize and extract more of the ideas I possess to create installations. Taking the concept of collaging into a physical environment, I bring together conflicting elements, translating my digital creations into reality through exploration of various mediums.

(My Artist Statement remains fluid, encompassing a spectrum of interests, ideas, and experiments. I maintain a broad outlook on the many things I engage with, remaining as receptive as possible to both the known and the unknown.)

Aristo Vopĕnka, an expressionism artist from the Netherlands currently based in Brussels, Belgium, is renowned for his transdisciplinary approach to art. His works, characterized by a fusion of mediums, particularly emphasize installations infused with digital elements, consistently pushing the boundaries of modern tools.

Vopĕnka's artistic journey defies a clear starting point, as his innate creative drive has been a lifelong pursuit. Discovering the power of the camera at a young age, he found a means to express his unique perspective on the world. A pivotal moment occurred during his high school years when he produced a short film, earning him a prestigious jury prize and igniting a fervent passion for the arts. Since then, Vopĕnka has embarked on a continuous exploration of various media and art forms, drawing inspiration from diverse styles and cultures while constantly seeking new avenues for self-expression. This odyssey of self-discovery culminated in his pursuit of a master's degree in art from LUCA | school of arts and the co-founding of DURVYN, a visionary endeavor merging art, architecture, and lifestyle to create immersive experiences.

In his recent works, Vopĕnka ventures into the intersections of photography, film, installation art, fashion, and print. Adopting an experimental approach across these mediums, he pioneers new forms of expression that challenge traditional norms. By harnessing the power of modern collage and incorporating data from source materials, Vopĕnka constructs captivating new worlds that engage viewers and provoke thought. This playful interaction with the audience lies at the core of his ongoing research and serves as the primary driving force behind his creative endeavors. His fascination with manipulating space, light, sound, and color evolves continually, prompting him to question the possibilities of contemporary artistic practice.

In addition to his individual pursuits, Vopĕnka actively collaborates with fellow artists, expanding his artistic horizons and finding inspiration for new works. Through his portfolio website, galleries, collectors, and visitors can explore his diverse body of work and engage directly with the artist. With each new creation, Vopĕnka remains dedicated to pushing artistic boundaries and exploring new realms in the ever-evolving landscape of contemporary art.

2024 - Mercerie | Fragments III • Ruminating - solo installation (Brussels)
2024 - Artdoc Photography Magazine | Phantom IV - Creative photography
2023 - MonART III Fox yard Studio | Limacina - group exhibition (Stowmarket)
2023 - Artdoc Photography Magazine | Arabesque - shapes and colors exhibition
2023 - UGC Art Box | Fragments 1 • Silent Memories solo installation (Brussels)
2023 - The Glasgow Gallery of Photography | Color (Glasgow)
2022 - Artlymix | Limacina - Reflexo Exhibition (Sao Paulo)
2022 - Museum Night Antwerp | Maagdenhuis - Revival solo exhibition (Antwerp)
2022 - Art Number 23 Gallery | Athens Open Art (Athens)
2021 - DURVYN immersive art | Revival solo exhibition (Brussels)
2021 - PH21 Photography Gallery | The art of photography (Barcelona)
2021 - Pragmata Collective | Open Fragment Exhibition
2021 - CICA ( Czong Institute for Contemporary Art ) | Over the Structures (Seoul)
2020 - DAGAZ Gallery | Early Dawn 02
2020 - Artdoc Photography Magazine | Japanese Garden
2020 - PinewoodStudios | The Lift-Off Sessions
2020 - Away Art Gallery | Summers Shadow Exhibition
2018 - PARTICLE + WAVE | Media Arts Festival (Calgary)
2017 - VAF wildcards showcase
2017 - Early Bird International Student Film Festival

2024 - ArtMarket Magazine | Phantom & Figment (13p) • The Colorful Issue
2024 - Artmagazineium | Phantom • issue 36 | february '24
2024 - ColorBloc | On the spot interview
2023 - Flora Fiction Literary Magazine | Volume 4 Issue 3 (Fall)
2023 - Collectartwork | Figment Artwork series - Autumn edition
2022 - Florafiction | Volume 3 Issue 1 (Spring)
2022 - Al-tiba9 | International Collectors’ Art Book
2021 - The Purposeful Mayonnaise | Vol. 1 Issue 3
2021 - The Working Artist | III
2021 - Art Reveal Magazine | Interview (6p)
2021 - Al-Tiba9 | Artists’ dialogs (interview)
2021 - Milk Bath Art Magazine | Issue 01
2020 - Art Hole | Issue 07 - December

2021 - Flanders State of the Art - The Cultural Activity Grant

2021 - Dark Yellow Dot | Artist of the month - March
2020 - Smithsonian Magazine | Photo of the Day - 12.09.20
2020 - Art Jobs | Artist of the month October - Special Awards
2017 - LUCA school of Arts | Alumni Showcase
2011 - Kunstbende | Youth Art Festival - Film Award

LUCA - school of Arts | MA - Audiovisual Arts
RITCS | BA - Major Film Directing
AKV st. Joost | BA - Audiovisual Design