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Andries Yuri Andries Yuri
The photos of Yuri Andries express a tranquil aesthetic and a search for tranquility. His pictures float between dream and reality, between reality that is not truth and fiction that is not a lie.
Cohen Jeanine Cohen Jeanine
“My work is a continuous research on the concept of painting, outside of the obvious definition of the canvas”. Jeanine Cohen’s use of colour, structure and light breaks down the frontiers between pictorial and actual spaces.
Coisne Samuel Coisne Samuel
"Nothing is what it seems." Samuel Coisne transforms ordinary useless material into unique pieces of art as a metaphor and critical reflection on our consumer society.
Couturier Michel Couturier Michel
In his work, Michel Couturier addresses the social reality of the suburbs and the ethnic-cultural tensions. For the viewer the result is a mixture of reality and fiction.
Cuvelier Céline Cuvelier Céline
“Journeys to the edges tell our real story”. At the heart of Céline’s Cuvelier artistic practice are minority journeys that are embodied by individuals living at the margins of society, and which reveal the hidden face of our society.
De Tscharner David De Tscharner David
"The travel is more important than the destination." Every work David creates is left open to interpretation, without description or meaningful title.
Demarcke Trui Demarcke Trui
Opposing forces form the common thread in the work of multimedia artist Trui Demarcke. Apply and remove to transform from chaos to order.
Fourdinier Frédéric Fourdinier Frédéric
"Our roots are deep in the woods” said Emile Gallé. The work of Frédéric Fourdinier is part of a critical reflection on the anthropological and ecological consequences associated with the representations and myths offered by modernity.
Gerniers Arnaud Gerniers Arnaud
"Arnaud Gerniers' art is an empty pleasure." Arnaud Gerniers' work gives you the opportunity to use your own eyes and your own mind to discover an unknown dimension.
Janne Alice Janne Alice
"Alice Janne, archeologist from the present." Alice Janne gets her artistic inspiration from scaling into a bigger size the original dimensions and colors of small objects and pieces of paper she finds in the streets.
Lanzini Lucie Lanzini Lucie
Taking forms from real life, Lucie Lanzini's works reveal a reality hidden behind the appearance of things. Her work of molding and sculpting offers her an exceptional playground to disturb our perception.
Lecoquierre Raphael Lecoquierre Raphael
Operating in a dialogue between destruction and creation, Raphael's work consists of a combination of poetry and minimalism alike artists such as Gustav Metzger and Ettore Spalletti.
Ledoux Nathalie Ledoux Nathalie
“Nathalie Ledoux paints a contemporary poetics”. Nathalie Ledoux revisits impressionist and romantic themes with the contemporary tools of abstraction and the aesthetics of digital technology and pop art culture.
Marcadon Francois Marcadon Francois
“Pink is beautiful.” The drawings of François Marcadon are filled with symbols and mythology as a reflection on our most intimate desires.
Opsomer Els Opsomer Els
Els Opsomer’s work is a reflection on how individuals deal with the complexity of life in an industrialized environment. Meaning is not centered on the image itself, but rather the transitory impressions and personal memories it reveals.
Romeyer Dominique Romeyer Dominique
"De- and re-constructing an Ode to Modernism". Dominique examines the underlying values implied by hegemonic applications of geometry in a de-constructivist Ode to Modernism that is equal parts critique and homage.
Ryslavy Kurt Ryslavy Kurt
By analyzing and criticizing continuously the social norms and economic values that regulate the art market and art business the work of Kurt Ryslavy gives proof of an original artistic view.
Scheurweghs Julie Scheurweghs Julie
“Extraordinary beauty is woven through ordinary life.” With a directed shift of focus in the context at hand Julie Scheurweghs’ pictures uncover a beauty that would otherwise have remained unnoticed.
Suermondt Robert Suermondt Robert
Robert Suermondt starts from the relation to the photographic image, essentially unitary, to insert through displacements and reformulations, a kind of disjunction, an intermission.
Terlinden Christophe Terlinden Christophe
“Time is of the essence.” Like a diligent music composer, Christophe Terlinden harmonizes -in his assemblage style - a vast variety of contemporary elements, whether architectural, design, installation, or print into unpredictable works of art.
Théâte Dominique Théâte Dominique
With a body dislocated by a fragmented existence, Dominique Théâte's drawings represent a delicate balance between dreams and reality. His work is filled with symbols of financial and social success in a hyperbolic perfection.
Van Parys Simon Van Parys Simon
Simon Van Parys invites you to go on a space journey of discovery of his work. A new world somewhere in the future inhabited by alien machines: art seen through the lens of science fiction.
Vandamme Godelieve Vandamme Godelieve
Whatever the landscape is, Godelieve is constantly looking for its hidden structure and uses any relevant medium such as painting, etching, photography, drawing and sculpture for her purpose.
Woestenborghs Tom Woestenborghs Tom
"In many ways I can't deny being partially responsible." Tom Woestenborghs’ light box collages and digital prints offer a profound reflection on life.