Drawings of a Painter, Julien Vandevelde (2004)
About the film:
Drawings of a Painter is footage from the documentary Een schilder is als Œdipus onderweg (A Painter Is as Œdipus on the Road) by filmmaker Julien Vandevelde. From 1999 onwards, on the occasion of Philippe Vandenberg’s retrospective exhibition at M HKA – Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, until 2004, Vandevelde captured the artist working and reflecting in his studio. Providing an intimate image of the artist, the film documents the incentives and methods of his art. In this fragment, shot in Vandenberg’s studio in the Stokerijstraat in Ghent, he elaborates on the significance of drawing in his œuvre and on a personal level.