CREATE IN FAITH
I see, I see what you don't see
What people see when looking at an abstract art work is always fun to hear. It's a bit like looking at the clouds.
However, what people experience when exposed to the art is even more interesting. What does the painting carry? What do you pick up?
Making the invisible visible.
With my art I aim, first of all, to connect heaven to earth, to cooperate with the Creator of the Universe, God. This force is too powerful to leave people unchanged.
Secondly, I aim to create something that is authentically me. I therefore often create out of the emotions inside of me, what I am going through, what people are going through. But it doesn’t stop there. I also create a reality. When feeling restless, I create peace. When feeling down, I create joy. When in pain, I create healing. This is the reason why my niche is called “prophetic art”. I create in faith.
Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen.
I was born in 1991 in Belgium.
After finishing my Spanish-French Translation studies, I pursued a three year theological education abroad (Norway and the United States). I currently work as a French teacher in a secondary school.
I love doing art because it is one of the only things that can completely get me out of my head. Creativity is something I have always been excited about but almost never made the time for. However, art is part of my legacy. My grandma was an oil painter and my mum specialises in water colour painting. I did some art here and there, but never in a serious way. Then, in 2019, the corona confinement encouraged me to finally have my art journey take off. I invested in art supplies for acrylic pouring and the adventure started.
Acrylic pouring is an abstract art technique that belongs to the category of “fluid art”. I pour fluid acrylic paints or inks on a surface (canvas, wood,…) and by doing so I create art. There are many pouring techniques like: string pull pour (feather pull), dirty pour, Dutch pour, swipe, flip cup,…
The materials used for this art technique are: acrylic paint (I use Amsterdam acrylic paint), wall paint, a pouring medium (Liquitex pouring medium), a torch (to create cells), water, a surface (I use canvasses), a blow dryer, varnish (to make the artworks more durable and give a glass-like touch to the art work).
Acrylic pouring art is a balance between coincidence and control.
I plan the color palette, the composition (to a certain degree) and the message the piece is going to deliver.
However, I am mostly in the passenger seat when I start pouring the colours. Once I start pouring, I let go, I give the painting into the hands of the Creator. I then become a tool through which beauty and truth is delivered.
POEMS AND PAINTS
100cm x 100cm
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
"Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art"