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I began painting at the age of 25.

It took me almost 30 years of relentlessness, as an amateur artist, to come up with a style and a touch that began to have a form of credibility in my own eyes. My influences come mainly from museum of anthropology, the origin of writings and/or primitive arts.

My motivation to start painting probably comes from the fact that very often I 'see' other things in images than what what they actually represent. It is like my mind often has a desire to twist reality.  

 

In 2005 I began to take calligraphy classes at the Maison du Livre in Brussels. In 2008, I discovered the origin of the first alphabets, Chinese, Mesopotamians, Egyptians, ... The combination of signs and calligraphy then form the basis of my style. I then built my own dictionary of signs that I am assembling taking some geometric pattern into consideration.

In September 2020, I decided to become a full time painter in order to make this activity my profession.

Artist's studio in Brussels