Selected works by Stef Driesen

Stef Driesen
Untitled

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.

Stef Driesen
Untitled

2006

Oil on canvas

200 x 160 cm
Stef Driesen
Untitled

2006

Oil on canvas

200 x 200 cm

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Additional information about Stef Driesen

alisonjacquesgallery.com
Representing gallery, London -
23 November - 22 December 2006:
In a series of new paintings, Stef Driesen synthesizes body and landscape, merging human figures with elements of nature. The works re-examine Old Master painting, in particular Northern European and Flemish artists such as Memling and Van Eyck.