The Belgian artist Cornelius Vandeputte (1969) started his artistic career from a very young age in theatre. Later on, he attended the state school for ballet in Antwerp. Due to physical issues, Cornelius had to abandon his dancing career and make a career switch. He worked in the film industry in the UK, after which he also developed an interest in the world of wine and worked as a wine consultant. After many years living and working abroad, the designer decided to return to his roots and moved back to Belgium. Cornelius then began a new chapter in his life, entering the academy of arts in the city of Ieper to study sculpting. He very cleverly intertwines dance and sculpting. Cornelius aims to push the limits of the material and employs shapes that evoke movement and tension and that convey emotion.