Artist in the spotlight

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.