Niels Verheyen (1984, Heerlen\NL) is a multidisciplinary artist who's work alternates between the visual arts and architecture.
Niels creates small to large-scale installations that include wall-based works, sculptures and video's. Allowing him to tell new stories and exploring his profound and deep interest in the meaning of space. A result of a sidetrack in the world of architecture early on in his career.
The installations are reduced to a few objects and a subtle play of lines. He invites us to a stylized world of geometric forms, grids, colours, frames and composition.
Niels graduated from university as an engineer with an intensified programme in architecture. This is when he learned to construct. But in search for a way to create architecture that goes beyond the constructed and dimensioned space, he continued his peculiar path on the academy of fine arts.
Becoming a visual artist goes against the model typically followed by his colleagues. But it's his desire to define the poetry of spaces, as a means of creating work that reaches the mind and animus.
His atelier is removed from the distractions of big city life. Like a modern transcendentalist, this isolation from fuss allows for a practice that generates self-reflection.