Hans Vandekerckhove (Belgian, b. 1957), Brexit Trees 1, 2016. Oil on canvas, 120 × 150 cm.
Brexit ( a portmanteau of “British” and “exit”) is the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU). Following a referendum held on 23 June 2016 in which 51.9 percent of those voting supported leaving the EU, the Government invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, starting a two-year process which was due to conclude with the UK’s exit on 29 March 2019. That deadline has since been extended to 31 October 2019.
Hans Vandekerckhove (Kortrijk, 12 October 1957) is a Flemish visual artist living in Ghent.