About me

Photo taken at Accessible Art Fair at Bozar Brussels

About

Since I had a creative epiphany at the Burning Man festival in september 2017, I enrolled myself at the Art Academy of Mortsel, Antwerp and started sketching and painting, something I had not done for 30 years.  I did make 3D artwork on the computer some 15 years before. I taught myself to draw in 6 months and haven’t stopped drawing and painting since.

I live in Antwerp with my girlfriend and 2 young adult boys. At home I have my atelier where I draw and paint figurative art, mainly portraits. With my art, I try to create something visually striking to convey some sort of strong emotion.

My art is populated with sad, melancholic people with suppressed emotion, often beautiful but damaged woman.


Exhibitions

  • Graphique Noir: 5 prints of 3D work featured at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in California USA – May 2013
  • Burning Man: one artwork in group exposition in Central Café at the Burning Man festival in Nevada, USA  – September 2017
  • Gebermte: two paintings on plexiglass in outdoor group installation in Mortsel – april 2018
  • Lambermontmartre: participation in the Lambermontmartre open air art market, Antwerp – summer 2018
  • Open Huis Expo: exhibition of paintings and drawings in own home in Antwerp – March 2019
  • Galerie Art Nomade: exhibition of paintings and drawings in galerie Art Nomade in Brussels – April 2019
  • De Kunstenfabriek: 3 works in group exposition organised by the city of Mortsel, Mortsel – May 2019
  • Expo 167: several works in group exposition, organised by myself, Kloosterstraat Antwerp – May 2019
  • Ambigu: solo exposition in gallery Conscience20, Conscienceplein 20, Antwerp – July 2019
  • Lambermontmartre: participation in the Lambermontmartre open air art market – summer 2019
  • Open Ateliers Antwerp – september 2019
  • ACAF: selected to be part of the Accessible Art Fair at Bozar Brussels – October 2019
  • Catawiki: featured as Trending Artist of the week – December 2019, sold 19 works
  • EuropArtFair: selected to participate at EuropArtFair in Amsterdam – December 2019
  • Gallerij Rivierenhof: group expo with Hildegard Penne in Rivierenhof park Deurne, Antwerp – June 2020
  • Le Neuf Gallery: solo expo in gallery in Brussels, September – October 2020
  • Sint-Willebrorduskerk: group expo in the Sint-Willebrorduskerk in Antwerp – October 2020
  • New Jorg Gallery, group expo in New Jorg Gallery in Kalmthout – April 2021
  • Balthasar Brussels, two works in group expo from June 2021 till May 2022
  • Monaco Art fair, two works represented by gallery, August 2021
  • Conscience20, solo expo in Popup Gallery in Antwerp – September 2021

 

UPCOMING

  • Group expo at Nobody&Friends gallery, Antwerp (October 2021)
  • Group expo at Monat Gallery, Madrid (November 2021)
  • Art Nordic, Copenhague (November 2021)
  • World Art Forum, Egypt (January 2022)
  • Expo at Galerij Rivierenhof (april 2022)