Oil on canvas, 31 x 20 cm
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PRESENTED BY GALLERY EVA STEYNEN.DEVIATION(S)
lives and works in Brussels
Jan Verbruggen is a story teller. His oil paintings and gouaches on paper show surrealist fragments out of fctive events. As a spectator we witness how these events are literally intruded by foral landscapes.
Using the classical technic of the ‘grisaille’ underpainting, permits him to defne composition, lightning and atmosphere of his work and develop a clear vision of the overall sense of the painting. With a lush and baroque colour pallet Verbruggen’s sceneries turn estranged and reveal a certain unheimlich feeling, always with a twist.
His imaginary spaces create an in-between world that is transformative and offers an insight behind the surface of the visible; an ’embodied space’, where the private and outside world literally immerse.