Abstract painting and geometry were the key elements that distinguished Claude Roegiers’ work early on. By 2005, the “warp and welft” effect had become his unmistakable handwriting. The Belgian artist works with old photographs, many of which depict Chinese subjects. He applies oil paints in a way that blurs the image beneath – the image becomes abstract, the scenery concrete. Portraits as well as everyday impressions lose their meaninglessness. Motifs emerge, carried by a subtle, nostalgic poetry, that impress the observer with a sense of the timeless and unreachable.
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