Fafnir « the keeper of memories »
Oil on canvas
André Bielen, contemporary painter, born July 22, 1956 in Liège (Belgium) .
The needs for the life launching the very young person in the world of work, frustrating it of its desire, not to say its need to draw, to paint already …. For a long time, it will paint in a figurative style, without any objective to be created leisures, of spaces of freedom and joy, in the middle of its professional obligations. Then, one day at a meeting with a painter of talent, it enters the world abstraction. « To dare to paint an emotion, an impulse, an impression, in a very egoistic way, then to meet five, ten, twenty people who interpret work, according to their own … Impose yourself the strange triangle then: (the painter – the work – the spectator) where imagination is stronger than the knowledge (A.Einstein), and, if the same emotion joined together, passion settles !!! …. During a time, the painter with used geometrical forms, reassuring reference marks and guards « a prudish way to use the color » says it. Then, finally, it is let go, it does not lock up more the colors in objects and spaces defined, it tends to their fusion, and it launches out in the search of the light, « .
takes us into a universe of which he alone holds the keys. Each work offers a vision-shock, a powerful and always different facet. The painter is part of the new generation of abstract landscape.
For having passed all the filters of pictorial experiments, this creator, born in 1956, arrived today at maturity while remaining on the right trajectory of its stylistics. A dynamic evolution, a personal perseverance, and a result that today places this painter among the best in the family of artists of the abstract landscape with his own language, in the context of European art.
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