FRANS VAN ROOSMAELEN
" De atlantides "
size : 120 x 100
translated from Dutch, from the "The Book of Belgian artists from the 19th and 20th century" by Paul Piron:
Frans Van Roosmaelen, born in 1943 in Eeklo, (Belgium) - died 2013 in Antwerp
Painter. Resided with his parents for 9 years in Za´re. Arrived in Belgium in the early sixties, but could not adapt to society and joined the hippy movement.
He discovered painting during a short photography program in the St. Lucas school in Schaarbeek (Brussels).
His art is raw and poetical at the same time!
Press reviews call the first encounter with his art "very chaotic at first. The viewer is overwhelmed by the very whirling and colourful movement of his compositions! The subjects of this visionary artist stand for his obsessions: naked women within fantastic imaginary constructions. " " His paintings come to life on impulse and they are literally a mirror of his whirling emotions."
Broad brush strokes, full of colour prevail in vivid, brilliant shades of the whole palet. The story developes itself.....
Sometimes he designed theatre costumes on the side. He stopped painting (in the mid nineties).
Works bought by the Belgian government in 1980.
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