De Stadscollectie Antwerpen is a lively tribute to the artists who give colour to the city of Antwerp. From emerging talent to established names, this collection highlights local creativity but also the global influence of Antwerp’s art scene. Welcome!

Lipstick and Gas Masks – The City Collection Antwerp

©Eigendom stad Antwerpen, in langdurige bruikleen in M HKA
De interne oorlog, 2020
Painting , 187 x 148 cm
oil on canvas

De interne oorlog [The Internal War] was purchased for the city collection. Eyckermans paints realistic characters – or parts of them – in strange settings. These characters are often portraits of friends or passers-by in his studio. For De interne oorlog, Eyckermans portrays his life companion. He lets busts, statues or imposing entrance gates enter into a dialogue with contemporary scenes and components. For Eyckermans, painting is a medium to give a place – literally and figuratively – to events, and to get a grip on the world around him. His canvases are therefore very personal, almost as intimate as a diary.


Bendt Eyckermans is represented by Gallery Sofie Van de Velde and Carlos/Ishikawa.