New York’s Flemish master
Marc Van Cauwenbergh has found success in a tough market of critics and buyers
Article and interview in Flanders Today 2012, N° 35
A Three-Person Exhibition of Painting,
Photography and Mixed-Media Works
The Trustman Art Gallery - Simmons College
Marc Van Cauwenbergh:
The Brooklyn Rail
One suave painter, one Goth sculptor
STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE
ress Release by Stephanie Buhmann:
an exhibition that marks the artist's first solo show in Boston, Soprafina
Gallery is proud to present recent abstract paintings by Marc Van Cauwenbergh.
by the human body in motion, in particular as expressed in dance and performance
art, Van Cauwenbergh's compositions translate as abstract renditions of
physical presence. Assembled in multiple intricate layers Van Cauwenbergh's
loosely figurative forms seem to interact, generating a strong notion
of sensuality and even eroticism.
of thin washes of oil paint that are brushed directly onto the canvas,
each subject manifests as atmospheric color construct. Combining deep-sea-blues
with lemon greens, dazzling reds, with fleshy pinks, subdued browns, or
charcoal black, Van Cauwenbergh's multifaceted palette determines each
work's unique sense of rhythm and mood, ranging from harmonious and meditative
to unsettling and darkly mysterious. With a strong sense for theatrical
drama, Van Cauwenbergh succeeds in establishing a sophisticated visual
language that radiates with poetic dynamism.
Cauwenbergh states: "It is almost as though the overall present,
vertical and monumental architecture of the city has been replaced by
silent, anonymous humanoid forms, whose individual characteristics are
reflected in their presence."
Van Cauwenbergh was born in Belgium and lives in New York City since 1994.
He has exhibited in galleries throughout the United States and Europe.
more information, please contact the gallery at 617-728-0770.