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 Dirk de Bruycker  (1955 - )

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Lived/Active: New Mexico / Belgium/Nicaragua      Known for: abstract painting

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Biography from LewAllen Galleries:
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, and he says “I’ve been trying to capture that moment of gasping ever since in my paintings, and in a way that is consistent with the intuitive process-oriented approach to painting that I favor.”

With a combination of spiritual sources, de Bruycker takes this uncomfortable foundation and intuits images that are much easier to live with. He translates the tradition of pure expressionism, historically developed from experiences with human suffering, into more subtly lyrical and elegant acceptance and awe.

Although he was born in Ghent, Belgium, de Bruycker currently divides his time between Nicaragua and New Mexico, and he admits that the sensuality and intensity of Latin American life have crept into his cooler Northern European sensibilities making his paintings “much brighter, with more color, less melancholic and conceptual, more overtly intuitive.” Yet, like his process, which reveals underpinnings of asphalt, successive layers of liquid color, and images of watermarks and mandalas, his oeuvre recalls the influences of his nomadic lifestyle.

De Bruycker received his MA from the St. Lucas Institute of Visual Arts in 1977 and attended the Graduate Program Printmaking Department at the University of New Mexico from 1980-81. A recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Visual Artist Fellowship Grant in 1989, he has been awarded numerous other accolades. De Bruycker’s work is included in many important public and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe, and was featured in the final episode of "Breaking Bad."

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