Gert De Clercq
Graphic artist, painter, ° 1980https://www.instagram.com/ger_tde_cle_rcq
Lives and works in Brussels
Gert De Clercq is a graphic designer in addition to being a visual artist.
In his Brussels studio – neat and tidy – he strives for control over form and colour in his artworks. His paintings are made on panel or canvas. They are strongly graphically inspired and have a clean look. The mainly geometric figures are given bright colours and placed in a composition that challenges the viewer to discover recognisable elements. Yet specific features of a shape or an image are not necessarily present, leading the viewer to be misled by the artist. This fact creates a certain tension and leads to an interesting experience when viewing the artworks.
In more recent works, De Clercq experiments with objects, ready mades, which he gives a humorous twist.