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Nicolas Baeyens

Nicolas Baeyens teaches sculpture (metal sculptures, research and documentation) at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. As a visual artist he makes monumental sculptures from steel, copper and paper. The final series of images have been modified in a scrap machine or crushed as happening. The works are not isolated entities, but always engage in dialogue with video and large wall drawings.

Baeyens studied Restoration / Conservation at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, specialization stone. Through this study, he developed a critical view on the preservation of art. Nicolas Baeyens has been leading the maintenance / restoration team of the images of the City of Antwerp and the Middelheim Museum since 2011. Since the beginning of 2017 he is a researcher at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp.