1982: ° Mortsel, Antwerp, Belgium
2001-2005: studying at Sint-Lukas High school Brussels creating a Master of Visual Arts.
2005: creating several exhibitions in Antwerp and Brussels. More info on the exhibitions page.
2007: Brussels Art Gallery project at the Gallery.
2010: after several years of inside practice in painting, the artist finally starts to exhibit and sell artprints.
2010: exhibition, Amalgamates
2011: exhibition, IBIS Hotel
2011: exhibition, Art Fair Parallax
The base of a new trend in painting?
De Boeck Fine Arts is looking for a new way of painting. The well known figuration and pure abstraction he leaves asside. We know, in a typical contemporary postmodern painting both abstract and figurative forms are often mixed together on a canvas. Also this trend is ignored by Fine Arts De Boeck. Yet, at first sight he seems to be working abstract. This is because during the creation, the artist starts with geometric figures like rectangles or polygons. The results are often an attachement of these geometric figures. This kind of construction of surfaces is the basic recipe of the new painterly form. It doesn't start from a figuration to create an abstraction, but rather from a relatively abstract data into a "new kind of figuration". It is clear that in this painting actually something is constructed. But what? The artist has no set topic. The "body" that ultimately is created during the creation process will be gradually established. The creator is guided by imagination and richness of fantasy. Ideas are generated during the painting itself. One of the main apects of this form of painting is the voluminous character. A body must be formed. The forms can thus, by the viewer, be brought into relation with the shape of humans and animals, objects or landscapes. In each painting there are signs of life tried to conjure up the use of depth, volume, by contrast, shadow and color. This gives each painting a sense of realistic character. The three-dimensionality must make the picture “like it can exist”.
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