Joachim Lambrechts (born in 1986) is a renowned urban artist from Antwerp, Belgium. In 2001 he began his studies at an art school in Antwerp. Later he got very involved with the graffiti and street art scene in his home city and in 2004 he distanced himself from his academic education and left art school without graduating. In the years that followed, Joachim spent a lot of time experimenting with various approaches to graffiti and became quickly integrated into the Belgian street art scene. Since 2010, painting on canvas has been Joachim’s main focus in addition to creating street art across Europe. In contrast to his murals, Joachim never makes preliminary studies or sketches when he starts working on a canvas. Paradoxically, he feels freer within the four walls of his studio which is reflected in his paintings. They are the result of a more spontaneous process, and as such, possess a sense of urgency and innocence.
Solo exhibitions include Allegro, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin (2021); On the Spur of the Moment, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2020); 223 DAYS, Verbeeck Van Dyck Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (2019); BORN TO PAINT, Graffitistreet, London, UK (2018); TILL DEATH DO US ‘ART’, Huberty & Breyne Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (2017); WRITE & SQUEEZE, Art Gallery, Knokke, Belgium (2017); BIPOLAR, Brato Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (2016); and KRANK, Aim Space Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium (2016).
Group exhibitions include THIS IS NOT A ZOO, Permanent & travelling exhibition, Canary Islands, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (2019); STREET MASTERS 2, Art Gallery, Knokke, Belgium (2018); UNDER BRIDGE GROUP SHOW, Styleconception, Innsbruck, Austria (2018); Included in the year exhibition of 19Karen Gallery, 19Karen Gallery, Gold Coast, Australia (2017); STREET MASTERS 1, Art Gallery, Knokke, Belgium (2017); MCA-DAY, MCA-Day, New York, America (2016); URBAN ET ORBI, Perry Kish Fine Art Gallery, Heerlen, The Netherlands (2016); UNDERGROUND GROUP SHOW 2, Graffitistreet, London, UK (2016); and UNDERGROUND GROUP SHOW 1, Graffitistreet, London,UK (2015). Collaborations include ‘’Heverlee Beer’’, Glasgow, Scotland, (2018); MOA_Masters Of Arts, Milan, Italy (2017); Hotel Bloom, Brussels, Belgium, (2017), Balls&Glory, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, (2016).
Highlights and Collections
His work is held in international private and public collections, including the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection (US).