Floris Van Look Belgium, b. 1990

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ghent University in 2012, FLORIS VAN LOOK (°1990. Wilrijk, Belgium.) wanted to explore alternative directions. He tried his hand at architecture but eventually decided to go and study painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp. Floris quickly felt at home in the academy which offered a somewhat traditional education. Since graduating in 2018 Floris focuses on figurative painting and developed a very unique visual language. He usually lets his mind converse with the life he encounters on the streets, but last year’s enforced seclusion allowed him to look at his surroundings differently and to bring them – and the literature he immerses himself in – to life in his, now typical, oil and putty paintings. Built up of very thick layers, bordering sculptures, his works offer the viewer a very tactile, non-virtual, 3D experience evoking memories of old-fashioned, phased out ways of storytelling. The artist prefers to stick to old techniques and classical references but still succeeds wonderfully in inspiring our ‘hypermodern’ minds to fantasy.
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