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° 1977

Lives and works in Gent (BE)

Brantt’s paintings are carefully build-up layer after layer. In his earlier works the artist evokes a landscape in which every detail has been erased or reduced to an abstract element. The paintings are expressive and made without a brush, the pallet knife is the artists’s most used tool. It allows to create clear shapes, lines and thick layers of paint. Powerful surfaces are depicted in colorful compositions, in which the landscape is seen as a playground for the imagination.
While his earlier works were made on canvas, his later paintings have a clear architectural vibe, a reference to Brantt’s eductaion in architecture, and are made on multiplex, often in polyptychs.
In his most recent work the clear linings of the buildings and urban structures are even more pure and the oeuvre evolves to a monochrome minimalism.