Twenty thousand is the number of tiny multicolored glass squares that Isabelle Scheltjens manually cuts to create her art. Using a unique glass fusing technique to create her amazing large format mosaic portraits.
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.
Galerie Paul Janssen is pleased to invite you to the third edition of Luxembourg Art Fair, the international contemporary art fair. We will be happy to welcome you to our stand n ° 21. Luxembourg Art Fair is the opportunity to acquire from affordable works of art to the most prestigious.
This is a very limited series of enlarged original Chocolate polaroid photos. Polaroid Chocolate is one of the rarest films Polaroid ever made, producing chocolate brown images with a warm texture, which completes Marc’s aesthetics perfectly. It’s like Black and White but warmer.
The immediate image of the Polaroid Chocolate film became very important for Marc. Like many photographers did at the time, he used the immediacy of the peel apart- films for test snapshots of a scene but he quickly started using it as a real medium.
The Polaroid film eventually became his signature trademark. ‘Photos are taken by photographers not by cameras’ was his saying and within this series of never before published work one can easily discern his particular photographic style and his quest to bring beauty to his images and emotion to an audience.