Raoul De Keyser

Year and place of birth: 1930, Deinze, Belgium Date of death: 2012, Deinze, België

Raoul De Keyser is considered to be the discrete master among Belgian painters of the past fifty years. His oeuvre is idiosyncratic and tactile, consistently process-based and created without any obvious plan. In his early work he experimented with the fundamentals of painting: colour, paint and canvas. His visual idiom later became more fluid and new motifs emerged. The artist enjoyed exploring the field of tension between reality and abstraction. Painting was a game to him, a study of the possibilities painting offered. He mainly painted small, often rather curious canvases. Playful and serious, seductive and unruly.


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