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