Born in 1968, Ghent (B), Lives and works in Maarkedal, Belgium.
Experiments with sizing techniques suggest the potential to incite multiple viewing sensations in my ongoing explorations of the sensual and illusionary possibilities of painting
– Alex de Bruycker
Out of an urge to give an extra dimension to my photographs I 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.
By applying thin washes of acrylic paint onto fine measures of chiffon, stretched over a partly visible wooden frame I control varying extents of opacity and translucency, creating a ‘veil’ that masks and reveals areas of each work that manifests itself in between painting and sculpture.
In my early works, such as ‘Dominant Gelb’ my love for minimalist architecture and composition is clearly evident.
Experiments with sizing techniques suggest the potential to incite multiple viewing sensations in my ongoing explorations of the sensual and illusionary possibilities of painting, carefully developing colour combinations to further suggest depth and compositional space, emphasized by assembling accidental marks and chances.