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About

 

Piepke studied Fashion & Textile design at the KASK Royal School of Arts in Ghent, Belgium. A few years into the course he discovered that creating characters and stories in a setting was more of his interest than actually creating clothes.

 

Dropping out of school he continued the creation of his own cartoon- ish world of illustrations that eventually led him to the field of fine arts.

 

Since a young age he has been influenced by fashion, art, nightlife and pop culture. People like Leigh Bowery, Boy George, Judy Blame have influenced his work greatly... till today.

 

Next to exhibiting his personal artwork in galleries Piepke worked freelance for various projects and has been assistant curator at the Center for Young Arts.

 

Piepke currently lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

 

 

Studies

1988 - 1991 Fashion & Textile Design, KASK Ghent

2000 - 2002 Animation, KASK Ghent

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2013 "Glamshock" - m0gelijk Gent, Ghent

2011 "Glamshock Therapy" - Carbon Black Gallery, Melbourne

2010 "Artcore Candy" - La Galerie Provocatrice, Amsterdam

1998 "Artcore" - Studio29 Gallery, London

1998 "Artcore" - ARKL Gallery, Brussels

1997 "Vive la Fuck - Purication Sanchez, Antwerp

 

 

Group exhibitions

2017 "Renegade Artists' Take Over"- Biscayne Churc - Art Basel, Miami

2013 Artop Gallery / Art Contemporain - Saint Tropez

2013 "IconPOP"- at "Play Full" - Midsumma Festival, Melbourne

2013 "IconPOP" - Artop Gallery, Lille

2012 "Street vs Pop Art" - Artop Gallery, Lille

2012 "Neo Intersexualism" - 1000£Bend Gallery, Melbourne

2010 "The Glossy Possy" at "Gay Pop Culture - 69Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne

2010 "The Glossy possy" - Foxx Gallery, Zürich

2009 "SuperWOW" - Cosmic Cavern Gallery, Nyc

2009 "RuPaul's Dragrace" - World of Wonder Storefront Gallery, Los Angeles

2009 "Drag Attack" - La Zone, Liège

2008 "Gazelland" - Steps Gallery, London

2008 "Lights! Camera! Election!" - World of Wonder Storefront Gallery, Los Angeles

2008 "Dail M for Madonna" - World of Wonder Storefront Gallery, Los Angeles

2007 "Merry Titmas" - World of Wonder Storefront Gallery, Los Angeles

2002 "Porn Ar(t)ound the World" - KC Nona, Mechelen

2001 "Dimensio" - Casa Elizalde, Barcelona

2000 "Midwinter Fever" - Pofferd de Nul, Antwerp

1999 "13th Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Brussels

1999 "Moving Souls" - Ghent

1999 "OVERview" - Centre for Young Art, Ghent

1999 "ArtiSHOCK" - Centre for Young Art, Ghent

1998 "What's Your Excuse" - Mekanik Gallery, Antwerp

1997 "Elastik" Club Café D'Anvers, Antwerp

 

Curated Exhibitions

2001 "Dimesnio" - Casa Elizalde, Barcelona

2001 "Minoush, A Life for Art" - Centre for Young Art, Ghent

 

Freelance Illustrator (selection)

SOS Records, backdrop visuals Boy George performance at Summer Rites Festival,

My Chion is Wet NYC (Flyers + Advertising),"Bacardi & Cola" - Hard Ton, animated music video,

"Useless Men" - Minty, animated video, Gazelland Magazine - Cover design,

"Pop Couture" - Perfecto Spandex Disco, Illustrations for Gazelland Magazine, Nr1 Magazine,

Lube Magazine, Expreszo Magazine, Cassero program folder, Blu Magazine, Winq Magazine, Labels Magazine, Navégre Magazine, ...

 

"La Page aux Folles" - Monthly cartoon column, The Blitz Kids.com

 

Self- published

2013 "Marieclaire, Elle Vogue" - Notebook

2010 "Shoot Your Slut 2" - glossy comic zine, Self published

2009 "Shoot Your Slut 1" - glossy comic zine, Self published