Born in 1966, Jorg Van Daele began his sculpting education in 1989 with sculptor Emiel Uyterhoeven and has worked as a professional sculptor since 2001. He has participated in several group and solo exhibitions worldwide in China, Egypt, Peru, Italy, Holland, Spain and other locations. His artwork is included in private collections and public spaces all over the world, including Canada, Iran, Spain, Germany, Egypt, New Zealand and Uzbekistan. In 2012, he won first prize in sculpting at the International Symposium (AADD) in Pöchlarn, Austria. In 2017, he won second prize at the 12th Simposio Internacional de Escultura de Valdivia in Chile. His artwork is distinguished by the use of illusion to make sculptures appear as if they contain several stones, when they are in fact made from of one single stone. Most of his early work was made using Belgian Bluestone (or Petit Granit), but more recently he has started using several kinds of marble, limestone and granite. In April 2016, Jorg opened his own gallery, The New Jorg Gallery (The N/J\G), where he features exhibitions of artwork from international artists alongside his own artwork. The N/J\G is located in Kalmthout, near Antwerp, in Belgium.