Johan Vanderschelden (13 march – 10 may 2023) is a collector pur sang who transforms his finds with pride and inexhaustible enthusiasm. As a textile and mixed media artist, he is a master with the sewing machine and builds a world in garish fabrics, object-based kitschy details and indefinable quirks. Just that indefinable aspect proves to be the strength of his work. Vanderschelden finds himself in a unique no man’s land of which he is the director. By combining certain objects with fabrics, masks and found items, their original meaning is lifted. Since 2010 Johan has his studio in Kunstwerkplaats De Zandberg. However, Johan also creates continuously at home. This posthumous retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse into his studio and work. A vibrant multitude from which the passion and genius of the artist speaks. A feast for the eyes, and the joys.