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Whites 3, by Marc Lambrechts

2003; 9"x 9" ; oil on clay on woody metal

 

   

About the Artist

Marc LAMBRECHTS
Fascinated by astronomy and finding our place within the universe, New York-based Belgian artist Lambrechts' oil and plaster works, with their richly textured surfaces appear like astronomical or urban scapes or perhaps even geological strata.

Lambrechts studied first as a printmaker at The Higher St. Lucas Institute in Brussels and then obtained his MFA from The Pratt Institute in New York. He became fascinated by creating a more dimensional presence, deeply layering plaster, metal and pigment onto panel. The artist then scrapes and gouges, revealing and concealing colors and materials within the painting. From a distance the surfaces appear smooth and drawn, as one approaches, it becomes apparent that each line and color is etched or buried within the piece, imbuing the work with the element of time.

Looking from the artists' monoprints to his paintings one can see that Lambrechts explores his ideas cohesively in both mediums, fusing expressionist gesture and post-minimalist geometric abstraction.

 

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