Klaas Rommelaere

Klaas Rommelaere was born in Roeselare, Belgium in 1986. The artist originally graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Ghent as a fashion student. He then pursed a fashion career with internships at Henrik Vibskov and Raf Simons, but soon realised he had passion for art instead. Leaving the fashion world, he continued to express himself with familiar materials - needle, thread, wool, and yarn. The artist is renowned for his embroidered tapestries of images inspired by cult classic movies and his personal experiences. Whether it is cross-stitch, crochet, or classic knitting, the artist’s works are firmly rooted in both the everyday and the subculture of modern life. Due to the time consuming nature of his craft, the artist collaborates with groups of older ladies expert in hand made textiles, eventually creating communities all around Belgium. Rommelaere’s works are a result of his surroundings - his life, his entertainment, his community. The artist currently lives and works in Antwerp.