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   Daniel Van de Velde lives in France and works according to his projects... Through sculpture, installation, photography, writing, poetry or video, he searches for the most appropriate and suitable way to propose interventions and exhibitions. 

   Apart from his personal exhibitions, he has participated in many artistic events related to the issues of sculpture, landscape and the environment, in France and abroad.

« A haunting but nevertheless subtle presence, the tree in Daniel Van de Velde’s work seems to have divested itself of its ancient burden of symbols and meanings, at the same time as it divested itself of its own substance. Neither totem, nor column - even lifted itself off the ground, whirling - its very verticality is called into question, and this « axis of the universe » now floats free, unfettered by ancient cosmogonies. Here, suspended by ropes over a path; and there, placed almost carelessly between the fork of a tree and a garden wall; sometimes passing sideways through walls, partitions and roofs: his work always respects initial form scrupulously, while, paradoxically, being in complete opposition to any idea of putting down roots. This object of « primary virtues », as described by Bachelard, which brings together elements and natural energies, always taking up the same central space and safeguarding the world’s stability, is dematerialised, deterritorialied, and in a certain way, demystified. »

​                                                     Colette Garaud – Author and art critic

Japanese Red Pine - Kamiyama (Japan) 2006

Open page for unknown poetry
Kamakura (Japan) - December 2021

Dialogue entre un artiste et un physicien -
Daniel Van de Velde :

- Ce frêne a été évidé en ne laissant que deux cernes annuels de croissance. Ce que vous avez sous les yeux c’est l’énergie nécessaire à la croissance de l’arbre sur deux années.

Étienne Klein :

- Donc ce sont deux lignes cosmiques dans un espace/temps.

Sans Détours- Annecy Paysages 2020

Exposition personnelle - Domaine du Rayol Jardin des Méditerranées - 25 mars/28 mai 2023

Ecriture - Textes en ligne :

Mountain River Valley - Poésie visuelle - Open Page for Unknown Poetry - Kamakura (Japon) - 2021
Discovering -
Ile d'Elafonisos (Grèce) - 2022
Supposed to be white Supposed to be black - Poésie visuelle
Exposition collective Nearly White Nearly Black
Artist living room New-York - 2022
Sans Détours (détail) - Annecy-Paysages 2020
Pour une vue d'ensemble :
Fréquences d'Apparition (détail)  -
Exposition collective Bis Repetita Placent
Centre d'Art Concret de Mouans-Sartoux - 2019
Danse avec les Arbres - Paris Eglise Saint-Merry - Nuit Blanche 2018
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