Didier Goessens

Didier Goessens

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Mogues (08), France
158 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

Tipayos 05
Tipayos 05
$236
Acrylic painting (30 x 21 cm)
Tipayos 04
Tipayos 04
$236
Acrylic painting (30 x 21 cm)
Orsios 03
Orsios 03
$436
Acrylic painting (30 x 45 cm)
Orsios 02
Orsios 02
$436
Acrylic painting (30 x 45 cm)
Catelos 3 - 06
Catelos 3 - 06
$259
Ink drawing (25 x 25 cm)
Catelos 3 - 05
Catelos 3 - 05
$259
Ink drawing (25 x 25 cm)
Catelos 3 - 04
Catelos 3 - 04
$259
Ink drawing (25 x 25 cm)
Catelos 3 - 03
Catelos 3 - 03
$259
Ink drawing (25 x 25 cm)
Catelos 3 - 02
Catelos 3 - 02
$259
Ink drawing (25 x 25 cm)
Catelos 3 - 01
Catelos 3 - 01
$259
Ink drawing (25 x 25 cm)
Camargues - 14
Camargues - 14
$495
Mixed media (40 x 40 cm)
Camargues - 13
Camargues - 13
$495
Mixed media (40 x 40 cm)
Camargues - 12
Camargues - 12
$495
Mixed media (40 x 40 cm)
Camargues - 09
Camargues - 09
$530
Oil painting (50 x 40 cm)
Camargues - 07
Camargues - 07
$530
Mixed media (50 x 40 cm)
Camargues - 03
Camargues - 03
$530
Mixed media (50 x 40 cm)
Binome 21
Binome 21
$471
Ink drawing (50 x 40 cm)
Binôme 28
Binôme 28
$295
Ink drawing (50 x 40 cm)
Binôme 13
Binôme 13
$295
Ink drawing (50 x 40 cm)
Binôme 06
Binôme 06
$295
Ink drawing (50 x 40 cm)
Hyppoméos 15
Hyppoméos 15
$530
Ink drawing (50 x 40 cm)
Centos 03
Centos 03
$884
Ink drawing (60 x 50 cm)
Centos 01
Centos 01
$884
Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
Hyppoméos 14
Hyppoméos 14
$530
Ink drawing (50 x 40 cm)
Hyppoméos 07
Hyppoméos 07
$530
Ink drawing (50 x 40 cm)
Hyppoméos 02
Hyppoméos 02
$530
Ink drawing (50 x 40 cm)
Modos 50 naire
Modos 50 naire
$177
Screenprint (13 x 19 cm)
Land monos - c7
Land monos - c7
$212
Engraving (31 x 21 cm)
Land monos - c4
Land monos - c4
$212
Engraving (31 x 21 cm)
Land monos - c6
Land monos - c6
$212
Engraving (31 x 21 cm)
Land monos - c8
Land monos - c8
$212
Engraving (31 x 21 cm)
Black monos - a13
Black monos - a13
$247
Engraving (31 x 31 cm)
Black monos - a7
Black monos - a7
$247
Engraving (31 x 31 cm)
Black monos - a2
Black monos - a2
$247
Engraving (31 x 31 cm)
Black monos - a3
Black monos - a3
$247
Engraving (31 x 31 cm)
Black monos - a8
Black monos - a8
$247
Engraving (31 x 31 cm)
Black monos - a11
Black monos - a11
$247
Engraving (31 x 31 cm)
Black monos - a9
Black monos - a9
$247
Engraving (31 x 31 cm)
Black monos - a12
Black monos - a12
$247
Engraving (31 x 31 cm)
Tellios L 01
Tellios L 01
$1,355
Acrylic painting (40 x 120 cm)
Tellios II 06
Tellios II 06
$2,062
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Gyos 3
Gyos 3
$1,414
Acrylic painting (60 x 90 cm)
Gyos 2
Gyos 2
$1,414
Acrylic painting (60 x 90 cm)
Guyos 1
Guyos 1
$1,414
Acrylic painting (60 x 90 cm)
Néonubos v-1
Néonubos v-1
$707
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Néonubos v-5
Néonubos v-5
$707
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Néonubos v-2
Néonubos v-2
$707
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Néonubos v-6
Néonubos v-6
$707
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Néonubos V -3
Néonubos V -3
$707
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Sylaos 4-10
Sylaos 4-10
$495
Watercolour (37 x 37 cm)
Sylaos 4-09
Sylaos 4-09
$495
Watercolour (37 x 37 cm)
Sylaos 4-08
Sylaos 4-08
$495
Watercolour (39 x 39 cm)
Sylaos 4-05
Sylaos 4-05
$495
Watercolour (37 x 37 cm)
Sylaos 4-04
Sylaos 4-04
$495
Watercolour (37 x 37 cm)
Nyctinlos XIV
Nyctinlos XIV
$1,237
Oil painting (100 x 45 cm)
Nyctinlos XVI
Nyctinlos XVI
$1,237
Ink drawing (45 x 100 cm)
Nyctinlos XVII
Nyctinlos XVII
$1,237
Ink drawing (100 x 45 cm)
Apos - 03-10-02
Apos - 03-10-02
$353
Acrylic painting (30 x 30 cm)
Apos - 03-10-01
Apos - 03-10-01
$353
Acrylic painting (30 x 30 cm)
Apos - 4-09
Apos - 4-09
$353
Ink drawing (30 x 30 cm)

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