Didier Goessens

Didier Goessens

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Mogues (08), France
142 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

Camargues - 07
Camargues - 07
$498
Mixed media (50 x 40 cm)
Camargues - 03
Camargues - 03
$498
Mixed media (50 x 40 cm)
Binome 21
Binome 21
$443
Ink drawing (50 x 40 cm)
Binôme 28
Binôme 28
$277
Ink drawing (50 x 40 cm)
Binôme 13
Binôme 13
$277
Ink drawing (50 x 40 cm)
Binôme 06
Binôme 06
$277
Ink drawing (50 x 40 cm)
Hyppoméos 15
Hyppoméos 15
$498
Ink drawing (50 x 40 cm)
Centos 03
Centos 03
$830
Ink drawing (60 x 50 cm)
Centos 01
Centos 01
$830
Oil painting (60 x 50 cm)
Hyppoméos 14
Hyppoméos 14
$498
Ink drawing (50 x 40 cm)
Hyppoméos 07
Hyppoméos 07
$498
Ink drawing (50 x 40 cm)
Hyppoméos 02
Hyppoméos 02
$498
Ink drawing (50 x 40 cm)
Modos 50 naire
Modos 50 naire
$166
Screenprint (36 x 31 cm)
Land monos - c7
Land monos - c7
$199
Engraving (31 x 21 cm)
Land monos - c4
Land monos - c4
$199
Engraving (31 x 21 cm)
Land monos - c6
Land monos - c6
$199
Engraving (31 x 21 cm)
Land monos - c8
Land monos - c8
$199
Engraving (31 x 21 cm)
Black monos - a13
Black monos - a13
$232
Engraving (31 x 31 cm)
Black monos - a7
Black monos - a7
$232
Engraving (31 x 31 cm)
Black monos - a2
Black monos - a2
$232
Engraving (31 x 31 cm)
Black monos - a3
Black monos - a3
$232
Engraving (31 x 31 cm)
Black monos - a8
Black monos - a8
$232
Engraving (31 x 31 cm)
Black monos - a11
Black monos - a11
$232
Engraving (31 x 31 cm)
Black monos - a9
Black monos - a9
$232
Engraving (31 x 31 cm)
Black monos - a12
Black monos - a12
$232
Engraving (31 x 31 cm)
Tellios L 01
Tellios L 01
$1,273
Acrylic painting (40 x 120 cm)
Tellios II 06
Tellios II 06
$1,937
Acrylic painting (80 x 80 cm)
Gyos 3
Gyos 3
$1,329
Acrylic painting (60 x 90 cm)
Gyos 2
Gyos 2
$1,329
Acrylic painting (60 x 90 cm)
Guyos 1
Guyos 1
$1,329
Acrylic painting (60 x 90 cm)
Néonubos v-1
Néonubos v-1
$664
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Néonubos v-5
Néonubos v-5
$664
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Néonubos v-2
Néonubos v-2
$664
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Néonubos v-6
Néonubos v-6
$664
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Néonubos V -3
Néonubos V -3
$664
Acrylic painting (50 x 50 cm)
Sylaos 4-10
Sylaos 4-10
$465
Watercolour (37 x 37 cm)
Sylaos 4-09
Sylaos 4-09
$465
Watercolour (37 x 37 cm)
Sylaos 4-08
Sylaos 4-08
$465
Watercolour (39 x 39 cm)
Sylaos 4-05
Sylaos 4-05
$465
Watercolour (37 x 37 cm)
Sylaos 4-04
Sylaos 4-04
$465
Watercolour (37 x 37 cm)
Nyctinlos XIV
Nyctinlos XIV
$1,162
Oil painting (100 x 45 cm)
Nyctinlos XVI
Nyctinlos XVI
$1,162
Ink drawing (45 x 100 cm)
Nyctinlos XVII
Nyctinlos XVII
$1,162
Ink drawing (100 x 45 cm)
Apos - 03-10-02
Apos - 03-10-02
$332
Acrylic painting (30 x 30 cm)
Apos - 03-10-01
Apos - 03-10-01
$332
Acrylic painting (30 x 30 cm)
Apos - 4-09
Apos - 4-09
$332
Ink drawing (30 x 30 cm)
Apos - 4-08
Apos - 4-08
$332
Ink drawing (30 x 30 cm)
Apos - 4-06
Apos - 4-06
$332
Ink drawing (30 x 30 cm)
Chims - 30 x 30 - 03
Chims - 30 x 30 - 03
$221
Ink drawing (30 x 30 cm)
Chims - 30 x 30 - 01
Chims - 30 x 30 - 01
$221
Ink drawing (30 x 30 cm)
Modos b3
Modos b3
$133
Ink drawing (13 x 16 cm)
Modos b10
Modos b10
$72
Ink drawing (9 x 7 cm)
Modos b4
Modos b4
$133
Ink drawing (10 x 23 cm)
Modos b7
Modos b7
$133
Ink drawing (10 x 18 cm)
Modos b2
Modos b2
$66
Ink drawing (10 x 11 cm)
Modos b10
Modos b10
$133
Ink drawing (16 x 17 cm)
Land monos - c5
Land monos - c5
$199
Engraving (31 x 21 cm)
Land monos - c3
Land monos - c3
$199
Engraving (31 x 21 cm)
Black monos - a5
Black monos - a5
$232
Engraving (31 x 31 cm)
Black - monos - a1
Black - monos - a1
$232
Engraving (31 x 31 cm)

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