Posts Tagged ‘brussels’

Artist of the moment…….Street Artist Oli-B




Oli-B is a street artist from Belgium. His work includes many vibrant colors and shapes. He says art is his therapy and creating the shapes and colors gives him an infinite supply of energy.

In this clip we view the artist create a piece in his studio:

Oli- B was born in Brussels, Belgium in the year 1984.

Oli B draws inspiration from one famous French artist already profiled here, Nikki de Saint Phalle. A goal of Oli- B’s is to transform his paintings into 3d.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

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The artist has been featured in many graphic design and illustration magazines.

Oli-B’s art reminds me of Pablo Picasso for its design elements.



Artist of the moment………Jean Francois- Suys

Jean Francois Suys is a fantastic artist born in Brussels, Belgium in the year 1956.

Suys was influenced by Kandinsky and his ideas on colour principles that each colour has its own energy, vibration, and character.

Many works contain acrylic paint, lacquer, and gold leaf.

price range information: Most works range from $5,000 to $10,000.

The artist is trying to start a movement of Empathism. Suys is tired of seeing art that tries to shock us and tries to have the viewer step back and take in his artwork as part of a positive force.

Jean Francois Suys is now based out of Switzerland.

The artist is a master at using color in his work. The gold leaf and the use of lacquer are great editions to his work.




Artist of the moment…….Bernard Stern

Bernard Stern was a  painter who was also a  printmaker, and sculptor who enjoyed working with the face and figure. The artist also created a large body of rather abstract works.

His lineage is more difficult to remember than most artists! Stern was British and born in Brussels, Belgium.Stern was married first to a Vietnamese princess and later to an American woman.

He lived in all of the major artistic cities at some point. London, England and Paris, France and New York City.

Bernard Stern came from a short family and he also was very short but had a great work ethic and tremendous  determination.

The artist lived an incredible life as he was born to  wealthy Jewish family in Brussels, Belgium in the year 1920. He was the only son. As his family was Jewish one day all of their possessions weren’t theirs anymore and the artist didn’t panic. He had belief in himself and turned out to be a great businessman with his lampshade painting business!

Bernard Stern was also a great businessman. He created a company that specialized in painting lampshades.

The artist did marry a princess from Vietnam. The couple had three children. The marriage ended and Stern took up painting avidly once again.

Stern was known as the man who lived life at 100,000 volts!

What a great businessman and artist! The artist also had a great collection of art. What an amazing life this artist had. It seems he had the best of everything and still wanted to create art!

Bernard Stern was killed in a car accident in France in 2002 and was killed at the age of 82 years of age.

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Stern is part of museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, France and the Museum of Modern Art located in Chicago, Illinois.

What a talented artist with a very unique lifestyle !


Artist of the moment……..Nicholas de Stael

Nicholas de Stael was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia in the year 1914. His father was a lieutenant in the army. During the time of the Russian revolution his family fled to Poland.Both of his parents died whilst he was young and de Stael was sent to Brussels, Belgium to live with another Russian family.

For his artistic education Nicholas de Stael attended the Royal  Academy of Art located in Brussels, Belgium.

His first wife died from malnutrition as times were tough during the end of the second world war.

The artist was just coming into a world wide recognition in the 1950s when he began to fall apart. Plagued by depression and exhaustion Nicholas de Stael jumped from his eleventh story studio at killed himself at the age of 41 years old in 1955.

The artist inspired many students including Ed Clark.

In this clip we view a show from 2013 featuring the artist:

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Another suicide that cut short a very promising artistic career.


Artist of the moment…..Farah Atassi

Farah Atassi was born in Brussels, Belgium in the year 1981. For her artistic education Atassi studied at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux- Arts in Paris, France. Atassi is renowned for her work with interior landscapes. Images of settings that people used to congregate, but are now empty. I love the interior landscape,  some favorites profiled here include Lindsay Goodwin and Alexander Creswell. Atassi even makes an empty dorm room seem fresh, artsy, and as if the students just moved out. What a tremendous sense of design. The empty dorm room is below.


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Atassi also spent time in the studio of artist Jean-Michel Alberola, a mixed media artist. Below is an example of an installation made out of Neon created by Alberola.


Atassi now lives and works out of Paris, France.

In this clip we view some works from the Societe Generale Collection:

Here we visit Farah Atassi in a group show. Her work is shown at 2:20 into the clip. Its great to see how large of canvas size the artist uses:

What a great depiction of the interior landscape. I love the dimensional aspect Atassi has developed in her work!