Opening Fair Encounters by Dirk Eelen
Husk Gallery is delighted to invite you to the upcoming exhibition FAIR ENCOUNTERS, the first solo show of Dirk Eelen at the gallery in Rivoli Brussels.
The Belgian painter presents a new series of paintings featuring the artist's childhood memories and his special feel for nostalgia.
Dirk Eelen’s exhibition ‘Fair Encounters’ opens on Sunday 10 November 2019 from 3 to 7 pm and Monday 11 November from 1 to 7 pm. Join us and meet the artist at Rivoli #12 Brussels.
The solo show is on view until Saturday 21 December 2019 at Husk Gallery, Rivoli building #12, Chaussée de Waterloo 690, 1180 Uccle.
Dirk Eelen (°1974, Leuven, Belgium) lives and works in Leuven. Fully committed to the art of painting, Dirk Eelen has produced a large body of work that is investigating specific themes using 8mm films as the basis for his paintings. He also works from photographic material. Dirk Eelen explores their narratives by creating series through the depiction of carefully selected stills. His iconography is mainly figurative in a representational sense. Given the virtuosity of his painting technique, it is clear that Eelen has an interest in the long tradition of painting. His style draws on masters of the 17th-century. The smooth surface of his oil paintings on canvas is often referencing the tenebrist style by dark backgrounds. Dirk Eelen succeeds in establishing a contemporary approach to painting, by depicting his own perception on personal and collective memories with a particular intimacy.
Photo: Dirk Eelen, Fair Encounters 02, 2019, oil on canvas, 75x65cm