Skrew Studio is the alter ego of belgian visual artist Maarten De Naeyer. With a graphic background he is intrigued by the tension between shapes and textures. Rarely using color in his work - only when needed - he defines a raw and intense visual style by creating interesting compositions.
Being a graphic designer, Maarten De Naeyer launched Skrew Studio, a one-man project, out of a particular need to escape the widespread digital world in which he finds himself in on a daily basis. Skrew Studio explores the possibilities of translating digital projects into art pieces that are more tangible and tactile. In order to do so, forms and textures, which have always fascinated Maarten, form the basis of this process to leave the digital world behind.
Skrew Studio is based in Leuven, Belgium, for over a year now. A workshop within an industrial unit proves to be the ideal setting to experiment with a self-developed printing process. By bare-handedly cutting out shapes of different sorts of material, placing them in interesting and daring compositions, and then pressing them - a kind of lino printing - onto paper or other material, Maarten created his own unique way of expressing himself. What started as a modest project that focused on relatively small paper pieces is literally and figuratively becoming something bigger. Moreover, Skrew Studio broadened its scope and also began to work with wood and linnen.
Maarten De Naeyer
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Solo expo Curating The Young - Leuven
Under Pressure DUO expo with Johan Van Oeckel - De Drukkerij, Kessel-Lo
Kotroute - Antwerpen
Group expo G48 open atelier - Leuven
Solo expo MOK Coffee Bar - Leuven
Solo expo Skrew Forms - Stadhuis Leuven
Solo expo Skrew Forms - GLTCH gallery Antwerpen
Space showcase - Leuven
De Invasie - Antwerpen
Group expo best masterprojects MAD-Faculty - Tongeren
Book - De Invasie
Weekend Knack (online) - article about young Belgian talent to discover
at the National Day of Belgian fashion
Article De Standaard Magazine about expo Skrew Forms in Antwerpen
Article De Morgen cultural pages about designing the cover
Article Leuven Mindgate (online) about Skrew Studio
Speaker at Glimps Festival Gent about music and design
Speaker at Habitat Festival about Skrew Studio