Sarah Minutillo, Laureate of the Eeckman Art Prize 2022
Dedicated to the promotion of the contemporary art scene, the Art on Paper fair launches every year, with the support of Eeckman Art & Insurance, a call for projects aimed at artists and art students whose practice reflects affinities with drawing.
The laureate of the Eeckman Art Prize is selected by a jury made up of members of the contemporary art world. He wins the opportunity to exhibit his or her artistic work in the form of a solo show during Art on Paper. He is also exhibited in the reception areas of Eeckman Art & Insurance during the Brussels Drawing Week.
The jury selected Sarah Minutillo (1992) as the laureate of the Eeckman Art Prize 2022.
Sarah Minutillo is a Belgian artist, born in Liège in 1992. She graduated from the ESAVL - Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Liège in painting and from a Master's degree in drawing in co-organisation with the ESA de La Cambre.
She has since presented her work in solo and group exhibitions:
2022, J'ai rendez-vous avec elles, group exhibition at La Châtaigneraie
2021, De l'Académie à la Châtaigneraie, group show at La Châtaigneraie
2020, Inner Space vol.6, Musée du Grand Curtius, Liège
Vrai/Semblance, FdG Projects, Brussels
2019, Prix de la Création 2018, exhibition of the winners, Musée de La Boverie, Liège
In the words of the curator, Sophie Delhasse:
The iconographic source of Sarah Minutillo's works is nourished by a varied repertoire of photographic documents that she selects from different private or public worlds. (...) she reinterprets the images, breaking down the elements that contribute to their reality and reproducing a face, a posture or a texture, which she chooses for their plastic, semantic or aesthetic significance. The ambivalent capacity of "beauty" and representation to evoke death, violence or the unspoken challenges her: "I use the image as a psychic resistance to the terrible [...] a word that bears on pain, on the unspeakable. "
Her research is generally focused on the image of the human being, of childhood, of faces in particular. Her work looks at the world around her and tries to reconstruct it, to express certain hypocrisies of society through a delicate aesthetic.
At Art on Paper and in the offices of Eeckman Art & Insurance, she will present the series: Masques sur table.
Composition of the jury 2022
The choice of the finalists and the selection of the winner of the Eeckman Art Prize 2022 took place in the presence of:
- Joost Declercq / Art on Paper
- Miene Gillion / Art collector
- Eric Hemeleers / Eeckman Art & Insurance
- Benedikt van der Vorst / Art collector
- Sophie Van Vliet / Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium
Sarah Minutillo's work will be presented during:
- The 7th edition of Art on Paper from 6 to 9 October 2022 in the Vanderborght Building – 50 Rue de l'Ecuyer, B-1000 Brussels.
- The 3rd edition of Brussels Drawing Week from 3 to 9 October 2022in the offices of Eeckman Art & Insurance - 167 B5 Rue Marconi, B-1190 Brussels. The exhibition will also be visible thereafter. By appointment only. To make an appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org.