Dirk de Bruycker
(1955 - 2015)
Dirk de Bruycker was active/lived in New Mexico / Belgium, Nicaragua. Dirk de Bruycker is known for abstract painting.
Biography Dirk de Bruycker
Dirk de Bruycker has a process-driven style, built from an unusual mix of materials, with which he intends to create visually complex canvases of vibrant splotches and drawn patterns. He strives for a visceral effect of the bold palette and dense colors to create stained canvases with an intuitive, rather than rational sensibility, that he describes as "innate - passive knowledge."
De Bruycker's translucent washes create a unique luminosity within the ethereal spreading colors revealing a contemplative awareness of what he calls a "fragile beauty, a kind of dangerous beauty." He has recalled encountering the desiccated body of a butterfly, eaten by ants, in his studio and gasping at the overwhelming beauty and tragedy of the event, a
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