Alfred Sküll Art Gallery in Ghent, Belgium
The Alfred Sküll Art Gallery is a two story eclectic art space showcasing contemporary artworks by artists like Nobuyoshi Araki, Ed Templeton, David Hockney, Alex Claude, Arne Quinze, Jan De Cock, Jone Hopper, Judyta Krawczyk, Bengt Lindström, Conor Masterson, Per Kirkeby, Emma Wildfang, Francis Bacon, Wivina Ockier, Hans Hartung, Frederic Belaubre, Herman Brood, Kris Dewitte, Kaws, Shepard Fairey Obey, Kun Fang, Luc Tuymans, Ravi Zupa, Laurence Jordan, Paul Van Hoeydonck, Pavel Kuragin, Sam Middleton, Shila Oringer, Shinkichi Tajiri, Thomas Pramhas and Wivina Ockier, to name a few.
The Alfred Sküll Art Gallery is also home to the Obskuur Ghent Film Festival. An underground event which is dedicated to recognizing quality films and filmmakers and showcasing their work. The festival showcases innovative, underground, experimental, and independent movies by aspiring local as well as international filmmakers.
Gallery curator and owner is Kris De Meester, a film director, producer, and entrepreneur known for his independent films. He started his career in 1990, taking on different roles with many of the film industry’s finest. Over the decades, he has teamed up with numerous award-winning directors. Such included big names like Lars von Trier, Terence Davies, Thomas Vinterberg, Timo Vuorensola, Wolfgang Becker, Philippe Grandrieux, and Koen Mortier.
The Alfred Sküll Art Gallery started in 2018 in the Rue Haute, Brussels. In 2019 it opened its doors at a bigger location in Ghent. In 2020 it launched its online shop Artyish.com.