STOFFEL BEYENS

ARTIST STATEMENT:

My artworks consist of portraits, scenes and landscapes that show a predilection for various traditional themes and subjects (such as classical portrait painting or vanitas) in combination with a visual language that is strongly influenced by artworks from the metal genre. Text and / or music inspire images that do not immediately reveal all their details. The use of sensitive human forms in combination with dark elements and signs of decay, decline and decadence creates a subcutaneous tension that manifests itself throughout the works. Small hidden elements throughout the images play with the viewer's perception. By adding everyday elements to the characters in a different way, they get a rather dark interpretation and this leaves room for the spectator's own interpretation.

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