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Kunstwerken kopen van de Gentse kunstenaar Hugo Declercq

Hugo Declercq

Hugo Declercq was a Belgian artist, born in Ghent in 1930 and died in Ghent in 1996. He was a painter, draftsman and sculptor. He was educated in evening courses at the Academy in Ghent (1945-1950). Until 1960 he worked in figurative design. In 1964 he won the Prix de Rome. In 1965 he was laureate of the Jeune Peinture Belge. In his paintings and sculpture he evolved towards constructivism and mobile work. His works come across as smooth and spontaneous. Black, white and gray tonalities predominate on his color palette. From the press: 'From a short-lived figuration, he quickly evolved into a form of purification that still refers to plants and stones, but which will soon prefer simple geometric forms' and 'He testified, in his sumptuous calligraphy, to a special poetic feeling for placing motifs and signs in a wide plain of white, of a pronounced sense of harmony and a clear preference for a black and white dynamic. Later on, a strict yet lyrical form of geo-abstraction emerged, accompanied by optic art tests. Sometimes his paintings refer to some reality, but in the end they are mainly spiritually fed phenomena in a geometric metamorphosis, bathed in a delicate and sensitive color palette.' Huge Declercq also designed theater costumes for Hugo Clause's Thyestes. His work can be found in the museums in Ghent and Ostend. He is mentioned in BAS II and Two centuries of signatures of Belgian artists. (Piron)