Michaël De Clercq

1981, lives and works in Antwerp

 

Michaël De clercq gets a lot of his influences from everyday objects surrounding him, dreams, experiences from the past, science. Travelling has a big part to play. Nature has a profound effect on his need to recreate and understand what he sees. The many fruits and vegetables he sees passing by, thanks to his girlfriend’s fascination for food, are surly an inspiration for colour and form. He likes food in general. The characteristics of paint itself and the medium of painting as a whole are undeniable at the base of his work but he gets also a lot of influences from his other occupations in the world of printing and graphics.

He likes to create small scenes filled with figures. These forms are in a constant search for balance. Communicating within themselves, others and their surroundings. They are floating, falling or leaning against each other. Sometimes lifting off into the air, other times subject to a fierce gravitational force. Only to eventually stretch into a fading reality. An alternative memory.

 

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‘Dancing on the pina colada’, 2018, oil on canvas, 100 x 120 cm

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‘Blue Carpet’, 2018, oil on canvas, 100 x 120 cm

 

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view of the exhibition ‘The Human Condition’ at Kusseneers Gallery, Sept. 2018

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‘I don’t like slippers’, 2018, ink on paper, 30 x 40 cm

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‘The Skirt’, 2018, ink on paper, 30 x 40 cm

 

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‘Sketch Model #3′, 2018, ink on paper, 30 x 40 cm

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Sketch for ‘Dancing on the pina colada, 2018, ink on paper, 30 x 40 cm

 

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‘Sketch Model #1′, 2018, ink on paper, 30 x 40 cm

 

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‘Bending over backwards’, 2018, ink on paper, 30 x 40 cm

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View of the exhibition ‘The Human Condition’ at Kusseneers Gallery, Sept. 2018

DECLERCQ - Blue_Snake_44x54cm(frame-incl)2017

‘Blue Snake’, 2017, oil on canvas and frame, 44 x 54 cm (frame incl.)

 

 

Exhibitions

2018 /
“The Human Condition”, duo show with Tom Poelmans, Kusseneers Gallery, Brussels
“The Spring Art Salon”, L’Ancienne Nonciature, Rue des Sablons 7, Brussels

2017 /
Group expo, “You don’t need an app to experience the real thing”, Kusseneers Gallery, Brussels
Group expo, Kunst/Werk #4, Galerie Schoots + Van Duyse, Plein Public, Antwerp

2015 /
“Provoking the unreal”, SMK31, St-Michielskaai 31, Antwerpen
Nema Tog Podruma 5: Gramme Vrijdag, F44(sic), Borgerhout
“Oh Dear”, SMK31, St-Michielskaai, Antwerpen
“Bamaan, maanis, chamaan, komaan”, factor 44, Borgerhout
“A belgian politician”, marion de canniere art space, Antwerpen
“The walk of giants”, SMK31, St-Michielskaai 31, Antwerpen

2014 /
“Nema Tog Podruma 4”: Papa Bingo, F44(sic), Borgerhout
“Magma crowded”, St-Michielskaai 31, Antwerpen
“Nema Tog Podruma 3”: F44(sic), Borgerhout

2013 /
“Time To Pretend”, Diestsestraat 253, Leuven,
“Magma 5”, St-Michielskaai 31, Antwerpen
“Magma 4”, St-Michielskaai 31, Antwerpen

2012 /
“Magma 3”, Hardenvoort, Antwerpen
“Magma 2”, Hardenvoort, Antwerpen

2011 /
“Magma 1”, Hardenvoort, Antwerpen

2009 /
Prijs voor Schilderkunst Burgemeester Camille Huysmans, Antwerpen (selected)

2008 /
Gaverprijs, CC De schakel,Waregem (selected)
Expo Cartoon’s – Cinema, Antwerpen
Expo, Campus Drie Eiken,Wilrijk

2007 /
Horlait-Dapsens Foundations (laureaat)