Biography, philosophy & artistic approach
Born in Brussels on August 24, 1976, BrieucC grew up in an artistic background, He was taught drawing and painting as a child following the Martenot method. He gradually developed a sensory approach to art, learning to balance shapes, volumes and colours.
Fascinated and attracted by light from the beginning, it is for BrieucC an essential element in his artistic approach. For him the best way to represent light is to use it.
In 2014, he adopted a new creative approach, putting light at the centre of his artwork. The first piece of its kind, « The Door » is highly symbolic to BrieucC, marking the start of a new life. He decided to continue down this path, impelled by a deep urge to create, again and again.
It is obvious to him that he chooses to devote himself entirely to the development of his art and to his profession as an artist.
From the beginning, his research focused on light, movement and colour. This led him to create and continuously develop his own artistic technique. This technique is unique and combines woodwork, drawing, graphic and chromatic composition, mathematics, painting and (white) lighting.
Consisting of combinations of straight lines (cut-outs), colours and contrasts, BrieucC's luminous works create surprise and questioning.
His work takes three distinct artistic directions:
Contemplative, kinetic and optical.
Each of these directions has its own particularity and its own artistic intention. In any case, for him, light and creation are inseparable: one is nothing without the other.
Light is essential to BrieucC’s artistic approach, enhancing his work and ultimately revealing its true nature.
The artist’s work truly comes to life as light shines through it, revealing its essence. These « living works of art » draw the observer into a dynamic experience, whether in static contemplation or by moving to expand the interaction. BrieucC believes in an essential and driving relation between each piece and its observer.
His unique style is resolutely pure and contemporary, in line with kinetic and optical art and light art.
Nothing is fixed, all is a matter of angles, viewpoints, interpretation and personal vision.
BrieucC creates his pieces of art in his workshop : each is the fruit of a long reflection on a subject that inspires him.
His artistic process originates in drawing : successive sketches and drafts explore the subject while complying with the technical requirements of this specific artform.
The work is extremely precise : in order to attain the desired effect, BrieucC resorts to mathematics. This allows him to determine which specific cutting angles will produce the most surprising visual effects.
Thanks to this precise technique, he can also use the space surrounding his works, setting different viewpoints to multiply optical effects.
BrieucC’s artwork requires utter calm and concentration : each piece is carved from a single section of wood, which is cut manually with millimeter-exact preciseness.
Once he has concluded the cutting and put the finishing touches to the woodwork, BrieucC can turn to colouring and painting the piece, and finally arrange its lighting.
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