ARCHAEOLOGY, ORIENTAL ART, FURNITURE AND WORKS OF ART, ZERO- AND GUTAI ART
Axel Vervoordt is the president of the Vervoordt Foundation and the founder of the eponymous company which over the past four decades has created a nonpareil approach to living with art. His first project in the early 1970s, the revitalization of an entire medieval street in the heart of Antwerp which emphasized not only the beauty of the buildings but also the beauty of the passing of time and its effect on them, led him to occupy a singular position in the arts world. Axel Vervoordt conducts his taste-brokering from his own home, the castle of ‘s-Gravenwezel outside Antwerp, where a taste for the authentic results in a harmonious environment. In ‘Kanaal’, an industrial malt complex dating to the 1860s, antique objects dialogue with contemporary works of art in a minimalist context. Since a few years, his son, Boris, has assumed the management responsibilities of the Axel Vervoordt Company and he will further profile the business along its core values : quality, durability and harmony. In January 2011 he opened the Axel Vervoordt Gallery in the Vlaeykensgang, back to the roots, focusing on Gutai and ZERO and contemporary works in the same vein, it reflects Vervoordt’s early interest in and commitment to these artists. All objects, regardless of their origin and value, are infused with a timeless, universal beauty and an intrinsic purity that keep their contemporary relevance.