I work mostly on paper ( sometimes on canvas). with pencil, charcoal, watercolor, gouache and oil painting. This visual work evolves into an abstraction.
For my installations I’ll use a mixed technique. My starting point is what the environment where I am evokes in me. Something from nature or an object in the room where I am.
My video-performance where the Act is registered arises from a connection with the environment where I am located, the tension, the interaction with myself.

Time and space are important in my work.
The male and female aspect are important in my work.

Education

  •  Degree in art History K U L Belgium
  •  graduated free graphics screen printing ( 7 years part-time art teaching)
  •  graduated monumentale arts Antwerp

Artist Residences

  •  Italy Assisi 1989/90/91/92/93/94
  •  Italy Rome 2007 ( academia Belgica )
  •  Thailand - Chiang mai - Doi Saket  in 2014
  •  Thailand - Chiang Mai  - Doi Saket  in 2015
  •  India      - Varanasi  2017

Books

The books that have been important for my work:

  • Merleau-Ponty - La Phénoménologie de la perception, Paris, nrf, Gallimard, 1945
  • Merleau-Ponty -L'Œil et l’esprit, Gallimard, 1960
  • Peter De Graeve  -   Frederich Nietzsch, Chaos En (Ver)Wording, Sun, 2003
  • Francois Cheng - Vide et plein : le langage pictural chinois, Éditions du Seuil, 1979
  • Francois Cheng -Cinq méditations sur la beauté, Albin Michel, 2006
  • Francis Smets  Lof der onwennigheid, 2011
  • Francis Smets  De vleugels van de weemoed, een pleidooi voor schoonheid, 2014