I always have been deeply interested in the fine arts. Specifically, painting and drawing have always held a special fascination for me. Growing up in Brussels, field and family trips to the museums and galleries were a regular and special treat.
After finishing school, I finally got a chance to study fine arts at University, where I discovered a passion for history and theory, as well as pursuing my focus on painting. I also discovered, towards the end of my time there, a talent for teaching and the years I spent lecturing were some of the best of my life.
Since then, I have continues to paint, draw, and exhibit regularly. More recently, though, I returned to these studies, some 15 years later, to complete my Mtech: Fine Arts, which have helped me, especially as a mature student, focus and sharpen my artistic eye.
I supplement my deep love of the contemporary fine arts by running Port Elizabeth’s primary contemporary art space: Underculture Contemporary.© Copyright 2021 Cedric Vanderlinden