I always feel the desire to look for the extraordinary in everyday life; to suggest, not to impose, to leave always a slight touch of mystery in my paintings.
The words of Balthus express the essence of my own thoughts. Currently I work with construction elements and natural materials to give them a new sculptural and poetic significance.I believe that all visible objects contain other realities and meanings behind their outward appearance.
Decaying nature often inspires me. My sculptures are an attempt to capture the traces of passing time caused by wind, rain, soil or the human hand. I pick up abandoned environmental and metallic waste (rusted objects, dry leaves, and a variety of little things that no longer have any value). I then incorporate them into my working process so that they lose their vulnerability and become durable, halting all decomposition. A new sense of beauty appears that is different, unexpected and very sui generis.
My cultural references include Brancusi, Noguchi, Balthus and several other artists in addition to literature, particularly poetry.
- Belgian. Resident in Spain.
- Liberal Arts graduate from the University of Lovain (Belgium)
- Member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Belgium and Luxemburg in Spain
- Member of Sculpture Network Europe.
- Atrium, academy of drawing and painting
- Brita Prinz, serigraphy workshop (silk screen painting)
- School of ceramics, “Escuela de ceramica de la Moncloa”
www.brickmanne.com – email@example.com – Studio: Torrelodones (Madrid)