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April 2019 - Galerie Paul Janssen

Zoom on New Featured Artist

PHILIPPE VAN GELE
New featured artist

Philippe Van Gele
was born is Ghent, Belgium, in 1979 where he lives and works ever since. Despite being a young and emerging artist, he already has a very remarkable style of his own.   His works are abstract landscapes, which evoke foreign and distant places: Choctawhatchee, Ushuaia, … mythical places with an aura of their own that he represents in his works.   Although the landscapes seem very abstract at first sight, there is yet a remarkable resemblance with the reality!   When it comes to techniques, Van Gele uses acrylic paint worked out in length, dripped out or scratched to produce a hazy yet powerful effect. The pieces are colorful in a way that is not garish but rather astonishingly soft and peaceful, so that they ooze an aura of mystery.