About

In the middle of one of the most polluted, noisy and fragmented landscapes in Europe, Hans Bruyneel uses heightened colours to depict large, cinematic, natural landscapes. It can seem on first sight that the artist wants to escape the acute lack of open space and nature around him by painting uplifting nature with the beautiful tints of a spectacular sunset. But, instead of praising the beauty of the landscape, these canvases actually project an artificial and ominous world. The painter does not invite the observer with a grand gesture to imagine themselves walking around those landscapes. Instead, he allows the apprehensive observer to stand at the edge of the image. In other words, these are not real landscapes; they are just artificial screens, images of landscapes that appear on a canvas, cinematic flights of fancy.

Interview Hans Bruyneel
Jasper Leonard - atelier Borgerhout - 2016
EXHIBITIONS & ART FAIRS

2019

  • Where The Spirit meets The Bone, Galerie Dessers, Hasselt (BE)

2017

  • Trying To Get To Heaven Before They Close The Door, Galerie Dessers, Louvain (BE)
  • Trying To Get To Heaven Before They Close The Door, BAD, Ghent (BE)

2016

  • Focus, Museum of Ixelles, Brussels (BE)
  • Art Toronto, Toronto (CA)
  • The Trees Don’t Need To Know, Galerie Art+Deal, Knokke (BE)

2015

  • Sweet Old World, Galerie Van Der Planken, Antwerp (BE)
  • Sweet Old World, Chassé Galerie, Breda (NL)

2014

  • Ghost on the Wire, Bermondsey Project Space, London (UK) 
  • Looking at the Border, Galerie Dessers, Louvain (BE)

2013

  • SCOPE New York 2013 (US)
  • Art at The Warehouse, Rotterdam (NL)
  • Focus op Schilderkunst, Westrand Cultuurcentrum, Dilbeek (BE)

2012

  • B.Art, Art Gent, Ghent (BE)
  • The Complicated Beauty of a River run Dry, Galerie Link, Ghent (BE)
  • The Land Ashore, Galerie Dessers, Louvain (BE)

2011

  • PAN Amsterdam (NL)
  • Toronto International Art Fair (CA)
  • Art Karlsruhe (DE)
  • What was it you Wanted, Galerie Van Der Planken, Antwerp (BE)

2009

  • Realisme 09, Amsterdam (NL)
  • Art Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Can we be more specific, Galerie Van Der Planken, Antwerp (BE)
  • Toronto International Art Fair (CA)
  • PAN Amsterdam (NL)

2008

  • Galerie Link, Ghent (BE) Art Karlsruhe (DE)

2007

  • Art Fair ‘s Hertogenbosch (NL)
  • Toronto International Art Fair (CA)
  • Art DC Washington (US)
  • PAN Amsterdam (NL)
  • Watercolours, Galerie Van Der Planken, Antwerp (BE)

2006

  • Voorbij het Zwart, BePart, Waregem (BE)
  • Toronto International Art Fair (CA)
  • Belgium’s Calling, Art Fair Lineart, Ghent (BE)
  • Neues Von, Galerie Veronica Kautsch, Michelstadt (DE)

2005

  • Galerie Van Der Planken, Antwerp (BE)
  • ‘t Brantijser UAMS, University Antwerp (BE)


Gallery

Galerie DESSERS
Leopoldplein 9, 3500 Hasselt
Tel.: +32 11 22 60 10 Email: expo@galeriedessers.be
www.galeriedessers.be