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SELECTED WORKS BY Stef Driesen

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Stef Driesen
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2006

Oil on canvas

200 x 200 cm
Influenced by the works of Northern European Old Masters, Stef Driesen’s paintings often incorporate references to art history through their colours, compositions, and subject matter. Through this lineage, Driesen draws from his own personal experiences to create beautifully expressive canvases evoking both emotional and physical sensuality. Using his own sexual identity as a platform for investigation, Driesen’s work expands upon the theme of man and nature: each canvas conceals a human form within his abstracted landscapes, creating a symbiosis between the romantic sublime and mortal carnality.

Using a fleshy, earthy palette, Driesen’s canvases blur the bounds between tangible and psychological space. Watery grounds, delicate brushwork, and intensified tones lend a sense of dream-like terrain, translating materiality of paint into ephemeral fields redolent with contemplation, desire, and loss. In their poetic articulation, Driesen’s paintings convey the intimacy of the human condition, rendering it equally fragile and heroic.
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Stef Driesen
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2006

Oil on canvas

200 x 160 cm
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Stef Driesen
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2006

Oil on canvas

200 x 200 cm






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Stef Driesen's BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1966, Hasslet, Belgium
Lives in Antwerp, Belgium


SOLO EXHIBITIONS



2014
Gallery Baton, Seoul

2013
MARC FOXX, Los Angeles

2010
Hoet Bekaert, Knokke, Belgium

2008
Harris Lieberman, New York
MARC FOXX, Los Angeles

2007
Stef Driesen - Rock Face - The Breeder, Athens

2006
Stef Driesen - Alison Jacques Gallery, London (England)
Stef Driesen: Scar Lines - Harris Lieberman, New York City, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS



2013
Friedman Benda
Galeria Fortes Vilaça
E-motion, Foundation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

2012
Harris Lieberman, New York

2011
Belgium Contemporary Now, Gallery Baton, Seoul, Korea
Creating the New Century, The Dicke Collection, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
Opening New Space, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Gent

2010
Public Private Paintings. 2000-2010: 10 jaar schilderkunst uit publieke en privécollecties in Vlaanderen en Brussel, Kunstmuseum Aan Zee, Oostende
Summer Teeth, The Breeder, Athens
Redefining Landscape, Stephanie Simoens Contemporary Fine Art, Knokke-Zoute

2009
Redeining Landscape - Stephane Simoens Contemporary Fine Art, Knokke-Zoute
One loses one's cllassics - White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, MO

2008
Stef Driesen | Tommy White: Sculpture - Harris Lieberman, New York City, NY
Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape - Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY

2007
Out of Art - Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt - Centre d'Art, Biel/Bienne
Pushing the canvas - Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Mechelen
Final exhibition at 4 Clifford Street - Alison Jacques Gallery, London (England)

2006
People - Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina - MADRE, Naples

2005
The Third Peak - Art : Concept, Paris