Tille Pepermans is a Belgian artist and illustrator, who lives in Ghent and Brussels. In 2017, she graduated as Master of Arts at School Of Arts (KASK) Ghent, with her project and thesis ‘Passage Arcade Galerie’.
In ‘Passage Arcade Galerie’, different series show different visions of the arcade. After an in-dept literary study about this subject, Tille went to Paris en Brussels and transformed over 40 arcades into thousands of pictures. These pictures are witnesses of a certain type of architecture, a certain experience, and form the basis of Tille’s own, imaginary arcades. The viewer is invited to visit these arcades, and to reflect on the artist’s vision.
Tille Pepermans’ technique is defined by an interplay between darkness and light. She uses a 6B pencil to create detailed images in a manneristic style. Contrasts are crucial in her works. Pepermans adds colour by using a limited colour-scheme of acrylic paint, which gives her drawings a vivid touch. The uncontrollability of the brush adds a new level of abstraction and creates organic forms. Because of this, the viewer is allowed to invest in his own interpretation.
2017 – GRADUATION, Ghent
2016 – STOCK #1 – Untitled, Ghent
2015 – KLEI(n), Machelen
2014 – JONG BELEGEN, Ghent
2017 – BRUYNSERAEDE – DE WITTE – Honorary prize graphic design