My selection for the Canvascollectie 2008 brought this work 'Untitled' to the Bozar in Brussels for a group exhibition. A simple piece of wood, a dead branch my father picked up in the garden of the house where I grew up, gained a samurai-sword-like status by placing it under a plexiglass bin. 

Look how easy something can go from ordinary to exclusive only by changing the packaging - even transparant in this case.

Stefaan Vermeulen contemporary painting

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