CoBrA Paintings by Stephane

A European avant garde movement active from 1948–1951. The name was coined by artists Karel Appel, Asger Jorn and other members from the first letters of their home cities: Copenhagen (Co), Brussels (Br) and Amsterdam (A).

I am an expressive painter, my paintings are influenced by decorative children’s drawings. Birds, cats, … and distorted human figures play a main role in my work. I paint intuitive of everyday things. Mainly using bright colors; white, red, blue, yellow and black whilst using violent brush strokes.

Being strongly influenced by the “Cobra Artists”, I suppose being a Belgian and having studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Menen, West Flanders. I use mostly Sennelier acrylic and oil paints as I like the body and saturated pigments.

To quote Karel Appel "Through play, we renew contact with childhood-my art is childlike".

Cobra was a European avant grade movement active from 1948 until 1951. The name was formed by Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille, Christian Dotrement, Asger Jorn and Joseph Noiret from the initials of the members’ home cities: Copenhagen (Co), Brussels (Br), Amsterdam (A).

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If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint', then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. Vincent Van Gogh.

Opening Reception with the Artist

Thursday, March 9, 2017 5:30 - 7:30

Exhibition continues through March 31

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