On April 26 th, 2018 my painting 'Mare Nostrum' was inaugurated at the Karel de Grote Hogeschool in Antwerp. I created this work for my exhibition in Kortessem a year before, to confront the embarrassing scenery of boat refugees on the Mediterranean with a collection of fairylike and comforting Haspengouw landscapes.

Mare Nostrum was sold to a group of friends who had set themselves the goal of giving this work a place in a public place. And that is how the painting ended up at the Hogeschool in Antwerp.

Dimension are 4,5 m wide, 2,4 m high.

Mare Nostrum
Mare Nostrum 5
Mare Nostrum 4
Mare Nostrum 2
Mare Nostrum 1
Mare Nostrum 3

All images © Stefaan Vermeulen