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Didier Goessens

Didier Goessens

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Mogues (08), France
165 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
$4,246
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Aftermanhos - 02
Aftermanhos - 02
$3,215
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Chims - 30 x 30 - 02
Chims - 30 x 30 - 02
$243
Ink drawing (30 x 30 cm)
Modos -b6
Modos -b6
$182
Ink drawing (19 x 16 cm)
Aftermanhos - 08
Aftermanhos - 08
$3,215
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Zaopolos 3 - triptyque
Zaopolos 3 - triptyque
$6,673
Acrylic painting (244 x 122 cm)
Land monos - c1
Land monos - c1
$218
Engraving (31 x 21 cm)
Neunubos 03
Neunubos 03
$425
Acrylic painting (37 x 37 cm)
Auglands 3
Auglands 3
$6,309
Oil painting (200 x 100 cm)
Destrios
Destrios
$1,941
Oil painting (115 x 75 cm)
Aftermanhos (one)
Aftermanhos (one)
$1,880
Oil painting (91 x 65 cm)
Glorieuses -03
Glorieuses -03
$5,095
Oil painting (180 x 90 cm)
Enargos
Enargos
$4,610
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Blue augland
Blue augland
$6,309
Oil painting (200 x 100 cm)
Tellios III - 07
Tellios III - 07
$2,123
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Olilandos
Olilandos
$2,123
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Eparnos
Eparnos
$4,610
Oil painting (120 x 120 cm)
Orgeo
Orgeo
$3,215
Oil painting (80 x 120 cm)
Zachéos 01
Zachéos 01
$3,882
Oil painting (160 x 80 cm)
Yacinthos - 01
Yacinthos - 01
$5,156
Oil painting (120 x 150 cm)
Folletrios - 18
Folletrios - 18
$1,153
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Folletrios-16
Folletrios-16
$1,153
Oil painting (70 x 50 cm)
Carnycios 120-1
Carnycios 120-1
$2,851
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Carnycios 120-2
Carnycios 120-2
$2,851
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Paper toros - 01
Paper toros - 01
$1,638
Oil painting (102 x 66 cm)
Aftermanhos-00
Aftermanhos-00
$6,309
Oil painting (240 x 80 cm)
Aftermanhos - 12
Aftermanhos - 12
$3,215
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Aftermanhos-tri 01
Aftermanhos-tri 01
$6,309
Oil painting (240 x 80 cm)
Carnycios - 11
Carnycios - 11
$2,123
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Aftermanhos - 03
Aftermanhos - 03
$3,882
Oil painting (182 x 65 cm)
Aftermanhos 00
Aftermanhos 00
$3,882
Oil painting (91 x 130 cm)
Aftermanhos -3
Aftermanhos -3
$3,882
Oil painting (182 x 65 cm)
Tellios i-08
Tellios i-08
$910
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Dune-02
Dune-02
$910
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Modos 50 naire
Modos 50 naire
$182
Screenprint (13 x 19 cm)
Land monos - c7
Land monos - c7
$218
Engraving (31 x 21 cm)
Black monos - a9
Black monos - a9
$255
Engraving (31 x 31 cm)
Néonubos v-2
Néonubos v-2
$728
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Sylaos 4-09
Sylaos 4-09
$510
Watercolour (37 x 37 cm)
Sylaos 4-05
Sylaos 4-05
$510
Watercolour (37 x 37 cm)
Sylaos 4-04
Sylaos 4-04
$510
Watercolour (37 x 37 cm)
Apos - 4-06
Apos - 4-06
$364
Ink drawing (30 x 30 cm)
Chims - 30 x 30 - 03
Chims - 30 x 30 - 03
$243
Ink drawing (30 x 30 cm)
Chims - 30 x 30 - 01
Chims - 30 x 30 - 01
$243
Ink drawing (30 x 30 cm)
Modos b3
Modos b3
$146
Ink drawing (13 x 16 cm)
Modos b10
Modos b10
$146
Ink drawing (16 x 17 cm)
Land monos - c5
Land monos - c5
$218
Engraving (31 x 21 cm)
Black monos - a5
Black monos - a5
$255
Engraving (31 x 31 cm)
Redos 07
Redos 07
$485
Mixed media (45 x 36 cm)
Redos  06
Redos 06
$485
Mixed media (45 x 36 cm)
Desnudos s18
Desnudos s18
$516
Mixed media (38 x 38 cm)
Desnudos  s11
Desnudos s11
$516
Mixed media (38 x 38 cm)
Redos 03
Redos 03
$485
Mixed media (45 x 36 cm)
Toros 05
Toros 05
$3,215
Watercolour (122 x 81 cm)
Folletrios-01
Folletrios-01
$631
Oil painting (35 x 50 cm)
Paper toros - 01
Paper toros - 01
$2,002
Oil painting (102 x 66 cm)
Aftermanhos - 01
Aftermanhos - 01
$3,215
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Cherrios
Cherrios
$2,608
Oil painting (150 x 50 cm)
Payzaos - 04
Payzaos - 04
$1,638
Oil painting (122 x 40 cm)
Payzaos - 03
Payzaos - 03
$1,759
Oil painting (48 x 120 cm)

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