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Didier Goessens

Didier Goessens

Renowned Artist Renowned Artist

163 fans

Mogues (08), France
161 works

Working with canvas or paper marouflaged on wood, Didier Goessens' pictorial technique translates a vital momentum, the expression of the release of a potential inner energy. Paintings and drawings with frenetic, pared down and incisive graphics unite the fluidity and dynamism of their creation.

Immersion in the creative industry

Originally from Hennuyeres in Belgium, Didier Goessens now lives in France, just a few miles from Belgian Lorraine. Growing up in a family which brought him into early contact with the fast-moving world of academies wherein his parents taught art, he roamed these privileged spaces, gaining a head-start in the practice of engraving, sketching, sculpture and photography.

After training in psychopedagogy, his studies at the Institut Saint-Luc in Liège led him to the uncommon profession of fashion illustrator (for, amongst others, Marie Claire, Flair, Feeling, as well as in numerous collaborations with Olivier Strelli, Gérald Wathelet, the Cinquantenaire Museum, and the 1992 Universal Exhibition of Seville). He also works as a publicist, graphic designer, and interior designer, and teaches fashion illustration at La Cambre-Brussels and IFPME-Liège.

He focuses primarily on his work as a plastic artist, concentrating on series like his suite of bulls and centaurs, collections of floral compositions or variations on the theme of the couple.

At the Ecole des Maîtres, Goessens learnt diligence, notably studying graphics with subtle echoes of oriental calligraphy and wall art. As an artist, he has taken an unusual journey, dominated by a constant dedication to drawing, gradually leading him towards lyrical abstraction.

The body exalted, eternal curves

In the momentum of colour, punctuated with emphases, frenetically phrased series carry perspective, precise tone, and balanced forces. Didier Goessens works primarily with ink and diluted acrylic, experimenting with glazing effects on panels, marouflage calligraphy paper and canvas. Goose feather and Chinese brushes, West meets East, cave paintings and lyrical abstraction, murmur and mess, Cupids and succubi... a breeze floats through.

The emotion created simply remains. As though it was nonetheless possible to reconcile the timelessness of art as the search for beauty and truth, conceptualism and contemporaneity... Didier Goessens wields a soaring but confident, fluid line in a vast body of art with multiple subjects. His nudes are dynamic - the faces disappear to make room for the momentum of the body. Exhibiting parallels with Asian calligraphy, Didier Goessens uses ink to create his lines and bring the forms to life, simple lines that become silhouettes.

1986: Graduated in Fine Arts (great distinction) at the St Luc Institute of Fine Arts.
1983: Single application in Psycho-Pedagogy University of Liège (Bel.)
1982: Graduation in Psycho-Pedagogy (basic education)

2016; Limoux (Fr) - March - Artistic godfather, president of the Jury, and guest of honour of "Toques et Clochers 2016" at Sieur d’Arques - Paris-Bercy-village; gallery "Carré d’artistes" - Bertrix (Bel.) - February - Centre Cuturel -Mouzon (Fr.) - May - Vieux Colombier juin : Mondorf-les-Bains (Lux) - juin - Casino 2000,

2015 : Bordeaux, "Carré d’artistes" gallery; Luxembourg Court of Auditors of Europe - Vendôme (Fr- Loir et Cher)-Spring exhibition, Fish market, guest of honour - Saria (Galicia)-SIA-Sarria - Autumn exhibition - Unesco - Grand Palais - Paris - Condom (Fr-Gers)-Galerie "Le Chat Pitre 32

2013: "Camadjé" Hôtel Impérator, Nîmes; Forbach Gallery "Têt’ de l’Art"; gallery "Carré d’artistes" Montréal; Virton Cuest’Art - Caves de l’Hôtel de Ville - retrospective "Geos" - Mondorff-les-bains (Lu) Art-et-jardins.

2012: Aigues-Mortes "Abribados", the Camargue horse - Chapelle des Capucins - Sevilla Expo "Toréador" - Casa de la Provincia - Lyon Carré d’artistes - Besos - Virton Cuest’Art - expo-installation "ICHTUS".

2010 : Paris -Saint-Germain des Prés gallery "Carré d’artistes"; Arlon gallery Espace Beausite "Le geste éclaté"; Nîmes "Toréadors" Hôtel Impérator ; Calculta (India) Musée Ahuja ; Museum for Contemporary French Arts ; Toulouse gallery "Carré d’artistes"; Atos & Pablos - Saria (Galicia) SIA-Sarria; Salon d’automne, Unesco, Grand Palais, Paris; Madrid (Sp) "La Ventas", Plaza de Toros - "Toréadors".

2009: Mons Intr’Art Muros - la Savonnerie - la Savonnerie

2006: Brussels gallery Dérapages -- 2007 Mons Intr’Art Muros - Musée de la Vie Militaire.

2005: Saint-Maur-les-fossés (Paris) Carré Médicis - Brussels gallery Le Corrège - Avignon at Nicole Sartiau’s house.

2004: Roussas (53-France) with V. et Stéphane Catoire - Saint-Rémy de Provence (Fr.) Galerie "ni vu ni connu".

2003: Mirmande (53-France) Eglise Sainte Foy - Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont Hôtel de ville.

1994: Brussels Costume Museum - Fiftieth anniversary - Arlon Maison de la Culture.

1993: Marche-en-Famenne Maison de la Culture + intervention on the whole city.

1992: Brussels Mirano Continental - Seville (Esp.) edificio Expo universelle .

1991: Paris Boutique OLIVIER STRELLI (f) - Huy Centre Culturel - Bruxelles Espace Louise.

1989: Brussels gallery CONTRAST - Liège Gallery of the Théâtre de la Place.

1988: Verviers gallery of the Grand Théâtre.

Didier Goessens's artwork

Olecrestas-01
Olecrestas-01
$4,134
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Aftermanhos - 08
Aftermanhos - 08
$3,130
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Aftermanhos - 02
Aftermanhos - 02
$3,130
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Zaopolos 3 - triptyque
Zaopolos 3 - triptyque
$6,496
Acrylic painting (244 x 122 cm)
Chims - 30 x 30 - 02
Chims - 30 x 30 - 02
$236
Ink drawing (30 x 30 cm)
Modos -b6
Modos -b6
$177
Ink drawing (19 x 16 cm)
Land monos - c1
Land monos - c1
$213
Engraving (31 x 21 cm)
Neunubos 03
Neunubos 03
$413
Acrylic painting (37 x 37 cm)
Enargos
Enargos
$4,488
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Blue augland
Blue augland
$6,141
Oil painting (200 x 100 cm)
Tellios III - 07
Tellios III - 07
$2,067
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Olilandos
Olilandos
$2,067
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Eparnos
Eparnos
$4,488
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Orgeo
Orgeo
$3,130
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Zachéos 01
Zachéos 01
$3,779
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Yacinthos - 01
Yacinthos - 01
$5,019
Oil painting (120 x 150 cm)
Folletrios - 18
Folletrios - 18
$1,122
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Folletrios-16
Folletrios-16
$1,122
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Folletrios-01
Folletrios-01
$614
Oil painting (35 x 50 cm)
Carnycios 120-1
Carnycios 120-1
$2,775
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Carnycios 120-2
Carnycios 120-2
$2,775
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Paper toros - 01
Paper toros - 01
$1,594
Oil painting (102 x 66 cm)
Paper toros - 01
Paper toros - 01
$1,949
Oil painting (102 x 66 cm)
Aftermanhos-00
Aftermanhos-00
$6,141
Oil painting (240 x 80 cm)
Aftermanhos - 12
Aftermanhos - 12
$3,130
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Aftermanhos-tri 01
Aftermanhos-tri 01
$6,141
Oil painting (240 x 80 cm)
Carnycios - 11
Carnycios - 11
$2,067
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Aftermanhos - 03
Aftermanhos - 03
$3,779
Oil painting (182 x 65 cm)
Aftermanhos 00
Aftermanhos 00
$3,779
Oil painting (91 x 130 cm)
Aftermanhos -3
Aftermanhos -3
$3,779
Oil painting (182 x 65 cm)
Aftermanhos - 01
Aftermanhos - 01
$3,130
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Cherrios
Cherrios
$2,539
Oil painting (150 x 50 cm)
Payzaos - 04
Payzaos - 04
$1,594
Oil painting (122 x 40 cm)
Payzaos - 03
Payzaos - 03
$1,712
Oil painting (48 x 120 cm)
Payzaos - 02
Payzaos - 02
$1,594
Oil painting (122 x 40 cm)
Payzaos -01
Payzaos -01
$1,712
Oil painting (120 x 48 cm)
Séri f
Séri f
$378
Screenprint (55 x 75 cm)
Séri g
Séri g
$378
Screenprint (55 x 75 cm)
Octoros 6
Octoros 6
$1,594
Oil painting (122 x 40 cm)
Octoros 4
Octoros 4
$1,594
Oil painting (122 x 40 cm)
Tellios i-13
Tellios i-13
$886
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Tellios i-08
Tellios i-08
$886
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Tellios i-16
Tellios i-16
$886
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Tellios i-16
Tellios i-16
$886
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Tellios i-15
Tellios i-15
$886
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Tellios i-06
Tellios i-06
$886
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Tellios i-13
Tellios i-13
$886
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Tellios i-11
Tellios i-11
$886
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Tellios i-18
Tellios i-18
$886
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Tellios i-19
Tellios i-19
$886
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Marie-louise 09
Marie-louise 09
$307
Mixed media (20 x 42 cm)
Marie-louise 05
Marie-louise 05
$307
Mixed media (20 x 42 cm)
Marie-louise 04
Marie-louise 04
$307
Mixed media (20 x 42 cm)
Marie-louise 03
Marie-louise 03
$307
Mixed media (20 x 42 cm)
Marie-louise 02
Marie-louise 02
$307
Mixed media (20 x 42 cm)
Outlandos
Outlandos
$886
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Dune-02
Dune-02
$886
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Abiscos-01
Abiscos-01
$886
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Alberios-11
Alberios-11
$236
Pencil drawing (33 x 24 cm)
Albério-14
Albério-14
$236
Pencil drawing (24 x 33 cm)

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