I am inspired by the stylishness of the dancer, the elegance of the ballerina, the whirl in choreography
I am born in 1952, in Belgium. I live in Kortrijk (Courtrai) and I have my studio there as well as in Kantia (Greece). I studied at the Art School of Bruges, from 1976 till 1984. I took great interest in the human figure and went on with my study, specializing myself in drawing and painting model and portrait.
My artistic activities started in 1973. I had several individual exhibitions between 1979 and 1998 and I took part in a few group exhibitions between 1982 and 2019, in Belgium and in Greece (Athens). In my first exhibitions, I showed mostly landscapes, still-life and academic model. From 1982, mostly model and portraits. I am still doing portrait painting, but only on order. Since 1990, I became more and more interested in ‘dance’ and ‘the human figure in motion’.
Being busy with art is like a passion . ‘Doing my thing’ gives me full satisfaction and leaves me with complete fulfilment afterwards. Self-assured, individually and independently I want to show, to anybody who likes to see it, what exactly keeps on fascinating me endlessly. As an artist, I want to express what ‘life’ in fact means to me, being a continuous sequence of uncountable moments, from the beginning till the end.
What would be my place in contemporary art, I do not care. But I have no intention in changing society with my work whatsoever. To have full belief in what I create, in my personal style and in a continuous search for innovation, suits me fine. To see the evolution through reality, just the way dance is changing continuously. To render the ‘fleeting moment’ with the traditional painting techniques and materials, even with a wink to the digital media.
I feel like an abstract pixel in the artistic world, just like a tiny fraction in a real dance movement.
drawing and painting with various materials with various techniques on paper, canvas, hardboard, cardboard and wood, in different sizes
* main theme: dance and the human figure in motion - portrait on order - landscapes *
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