Alex De Bruycker
Out of an urge to give an extra dimension to his photographs, Alex De Bruycker started end of 2017 first experiments with overpainting them, not through the use of digital techniques but with acrylic paint.
The handling, having a brush in the hand, and the obtained veil effect was the trigger to look for a suitable support to paint on.
De Bruycker stretches and paints fine measures of chiffon over a partly visible wooden frame 'corpus', creating an expanded dimension in his work that manifests itself in between painting and sculpture.
By applying physical layers in his work, in which he controls varying extents of opacity and translucency, the artist creates a ‘veil’ that masks and reveals areas of each painting.
He employs advanced technical skill to create reductive formal compositions by applying thin washes of acrylic paint onto the delicate stretched surfaces of his works, carefully developing colour combinations to further suggest depth and compositional space.
In his early works, such as 'Dominant Gelb' De Bruycker’s love for minimalist architecture and composition is clearly evident.
Experiments with sizing techniques suggest the potential to incite multiple viewing sensations in De Bruycker’s ongoing explorations of the sensual and illusionary possibilities of painting, emphasized by assembling accidental marks and chances.
Alex De Bruycker lives and works in Maarkedal, Belgium.
1968, Ghent - Belgium
1986-1990 Master in textiles
2020 Art Matters 2, online group show @ Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne(D) 29/11/20 till 13/12/2020
2020 Solo @ studio AM Designs, Antwerpen(B) 27/05/2020 till 12/09/2020
2020 Art Matters, online group show @ Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne(D) 12/04/2020 till 26/04/2020
2020 Geen titel/No title, group show @ Ruimte P60, Assen(NL) 01/03/2020 till 23/03/2020
2019 Relikwie, duo show with Peggy Wauters @ Galerie Van Caelenberg, Aalst(B) 10/01/2019 till 16/03/2019
2018 Intimacy, group show @ S&H De Buck, Gent(B) 07/12/2018 till 30/12/2018
2018 Metamorphose, solo show paintings @ Backtodesign, Knokke (B) 31/03/2018 till 20/07/2018
2017 Summer expo 'Black to the future' @ C-Mine, Genk (B) 16/06/2017 till 03/09/2017
2017 Märchenwald @ CC Elckerlyc, Antwerp (B) 06/02/17
2016 Sentimos - Portretten en landschappen @ Galerie S&H De Buck, Gent (B) 02/09/16 till 09/10/2016
2016 Exposition @ Nape Arsenale in Venice 19/03 till 02/04
2015 Stories of Identity @ Galerie S&H De Buck, Gent (B) 12/06/2015 till 30/08/2015
2015 Beyond architecture’ with Wim Carrein paintings @ De Directeurswoning, Roeselare (B), 06/06 till 28/06
2015 Momentum’ with Virginie Besengez Ceramist @ Galerie S&H De Buck, Gent (B), 15/05 till 21/06
2014 Architectuur anders belicht’ – ‘Architecture enlightened’ @ Galerie S&H De Buck, Gent (B), 01/10/2014 – 05/11/2014
2019 BAD, Gent(B) 10/10/2019 till 13/10/2019
THE ART COUCH
'Transparante blik of nieuwe ruimtelijkheid'
Release date : 11/08/2019
THE ART COUCH
'Intimiteit voor even ontsluierd'
Release date : 23/12/2018
Interview about the series 'The geese are gone'
Release date : May 2017
Portfolio review 'The geese are gone'
Release date : March 2017
Onthuld : de Belg achter design- en kunstcollectie die in Parijs onder de hamer gaat.
Release date : January 2016