THE MISSION? PJEZ UNIK WANTS TO OFFER A WIDE SPECTRUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART FROM NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS. THEY REPRESENT A DIVERSITY IN TECHNIQUES, STYLES AND PRICE RANGE. THE COLLECTION COULD EASILY BE DESCRIBED AS: “AN ECLECTIC HARMONY”.
The concept of Pjez Unik is unique in Belgium. It’s an innovative and refreshing way to present art to the general public.
Pjez Unik consists of two parts: The Collection and the Exhibition Room. The Collection offers a wide range of contemporary art from different national and international artists. All professionals, by the way. You’ll discover a diversity of techniques and styles. The Pjez Unik-team likes to describe it as “an eclectic harmony.”
Because of the variety that Pjez Unik offers, wandering around always leads to new discoveries. All artworks are unique pieces, so if you see something you like, don’t hesitate too long. It might be gone by the morning.
There is the idea that art must be expensive. That is not always true. Pjez Unik offers artwork in different price ranges. A new themed exhibition is organized each month.
After several years of experiencing the gallery world behind the scenes, we came up with a new concept to counter certain challenges that most galleries were facing.
Even the logo had sprouted from our minds. Each character of the name is in a different font, to symbolise the uniqueness and multitude of the art we want to present.
Finally the stars aligned and it was the right moment to plant our seedling after the worldwide financial crisis.
We took roots at the Kloosterstraat 112, Antwerp with 15 artists under our wings, 90 m2 of artistic freedom at our disposal.
On October 25th, we organized the first ART-hunt through the historic center of Antwerp. This first edition we hid 50 small artworks through the city. To find these we shared hints on social media. The following editions we added the possibility to find an artwork through a classical photo-search-quest.
Now it has become a yearly tradition.
For the first time we had a performance of the musical art: Eliza Rickman held a concert in our gallery.
From September 17th until November 13th we had a large pop-up gallery (400 m2) at Loft Interieur in Roosdaal, near Brussels. More than 200 artworks from 40 artists.
2016 – 2018
In 2 years time we expanded our network and we started collaborations with different art-spaces, designers and companies.
We participated in multiple art events, fairs, garden expo’s,…
During the first 3 years our family of artists grew from 15 to 80. Sadly our location didn’t want to grow as bricks are rather stubborn. When we found out that one of the larger locations became available in our street, we took this opportunity.
Now we have a beautiful art-space of 240 m2.
Slowly but steadily Pjez Unik is becoming well known by artlovers, hence the time was ripe to register our name.
For the launch of our new concept “ArtWish“, we build a new website.
For more information about this concept go to this link: ArtWish
All the artworks that we have in our collection, you can now see and buy at our website.
To enjoy all the artworks: see our collection.
After 5 years of having a gallery in Antwerp, it’s time to open a popup gallery in the beautiful coastal city of Knokke.
AFTER SPENDING AGES BEHIND THE (ART)SCENES, JURGEN VAN STEEN EN PEGGY DE MEUE DECIDED THE TIME WAS RIGHT TO TAKE THE PLUNGE. SINCE 2015 THEY ARE LIVING THE DREAM, FOLLOWING THEIR PASSION. NOT EXPERIENCING STRESS AND MAKING PEOPLE HAPPY! PJEZ UNIK IS THEIR HAPPY PLACE.
PEGGY DE MEUE
Born in a photographic family, Peggy’s family inaugurated her into photography and image manipulation. It was no more than logic that Peggy would follow in the footprints of her father and make her own contribution to this magical world.
Specialty: Graphic Design & Photography
Life motto: “Growing Old is Mandatory, Growing Up is Optional.”
JURGEN VAN STEEN
Jurgen Van Steen is an entrepreneur with a passion for motivating and sharing knowledge. Since childhood, Jurgen is fascinated with musical composing and performing: the first steps into this magical world.
Specialty: Marketing & Motivating
Life motto: “Succes is knowing what you can do, but even more what you can’t do.”