ArtTour International Artist of the Week
“ I use the relationship of four elements in my artworks for the future to emphasize pure touch with people and the environment, passionate feelings in the surrounding space.
Coincidentally discovered in frustration between unique incentives, I paint or model with fire. With this unreal, unattainable problem, a fuss, a rich fume of brownish-gray and dark, creamy hues and thick lines, I weave an extraordinary story. I combine – with added color spots, discarded or leftover remnants of color, many delights: paintings become sculptures and sculptures color freaks – branches of art, bossy branches that wriggle, tend to be in a shorter engagement.
I, self-willed, fight fire, try to approach flames, embrace danger and inhumanity – but also especially splendor and surprise, attractiveness and fleetingness – to be able to chatter inner feelings and thoughts after euthanasia of irresponsible negligence. I want to let my subconscious be banter, to argue about professing tests, to say what art is or can be. The unique appearance of smoke and smog reveals possibilities of use, power supply in which fire burns from my body, causes me to derail, offers a drive to create. I also hope that my Fumagine art derived from the richness of the universe will help to provide children this heavenly space as an upgraded, renovated gift, a jewel of peace and security to live in: the future.”
Have you experienced any significant changes in your work this last year?
”Always inspired! More than ever, I notice that my style continues to grow into a personal style, belonging to myself, where I can make my feelings flourish. In a way similar to the ‘Zero’ Style; rather zero-plus. ‘No art’ with a surplus of abstraction, reality, and figuration. Not so special in our virtual world.”
Where are you from, and how has that influenced your art?
” Coming from my native village of Londerzeel, a rural village that made me move between the cities of Mechelen and Brussels, and because of an excessive amount of illness – until my tenth birthday – received so many health concerns, experienced so many people aid. In my beloved village, supported by fellow villagers for the sake of mum and dad, I was allowed to experience nature and later as a teacher take care of the most beautiful thing that exists: children … We live for them for their peace and the environment. What a fortune in love and affection I have received from my parents . I want them to reflect that to the children. I hope that art will offer me those possibilities.”