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Floris Jespers

 (1889 - 1965)
Floris Jespers was active/lived in Belgium.  Floris Jespers is known for painting and sculpture.

Floris Jespers

Biography from Pierre Berge

Floris Jespers (1889-1965) challenges and continually adapts the theme, technique and even how to paint.  His style exercises drugs often reflect a constant youthful creativity.   These characteristics place it among the "iconoclastic" of Flemish art, but as wrote Dadaist painter Antwerp Paul Joostens he remained in "purgatory with fire in the distance ..." 

It is in contact with Joostens, but especially the decisive personality of the poet Paul Van Ostaijen (1896-1928) that will evolve in the footsteps of futurism, cubism, abstraction and expressionism.  Through links with the Berlin avant-garde Van Ostaijen, Jespers contacts Heinrich Campendonck which will have a decisive influence in his use of the technique of glass painting from 1924.  Once Jespers begins to realize his paintings on glass, comes a new phase in his work where he breaks with the past.  A realistic approach poetic spring, influenced by Campendonck, naive art of Henri Rousseau, but also exposes Chagall in 1926 at the gallery Le Centaure and came to Sint-Martens- Latem.

His great interest in clowns and clowning led him into an enchanted world relating to burlesque and satirical world specific to the tradition of Bosch, Pieter Breughel and Ensor.  These works are characterized by a particular radiation, an abundance of colors, inventiveness where man and nature glory.  Haesarts Paul wrote in "Selection" in 1927: "Jespers has given us in his paintings under glass, the poem of the pictorial technique, with all that has musicality, soft living, fluid, elusive (...) It ' poet he is transposed into the subtlest nuances. "  In its production of glass paintings, Jespers realized only a very small number in large format, especially because of the technical achievement it represents. 

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About  Floris Jespers

Born:  1889
Died:   1965
Known for:  painting and sculpture