Damien De Lepeleire

Unapologetic

Opening Sunday 12 March 2017 14:0018:00

Exhibition12 March 22 April 2017   

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PRESS RELEASE

Redgallery is proud to announce the first solo show at the gallery by the Belgian painter Damien De Lepeleire (°1965, Elsene, lives and works in Saint-Gilles).
Hans Theys about Damien De Lepeleire:
To my mind, De Lepeleire is one of the three most exciting painters in the country (along with Tuymans and Swennen). His entire oeuvre is moving, well thought-out, personal and innovative. The man doesn’t make images or illustrated thoughts, but paintings. In terms of form, these new paintings are nothing short of a tour de force. His paintings have the seemingly simple, clear facture of Luc Tuymans, the elegance and humour of Raoul De Keyser, the interplay of foreground and background, pictorial depth and differences in texture of Walter Swennen, the radically flat approach of Julien Meert and the vibration of a large drawing by Dennis Tyfus.

(excerpt from H-Art 167, February 2017)