Stef Driesen Belgium, b. 1966
Influenced by the works of Northern European Old Masters, Stef Driesen’s paintings often incorporate references to art history through their colours, compositions, and subject matter. Through this lineage, Driesen draws from his own personal experiences to create beautifully expressive canvases evoking both emotional and physical sensuality. Using his own sexual identity as a platform for investigation, Driesen’s work expands upon the theme of man and nature: each canvas conceals a human form within his abstracted landscapes, creating a symbiosis between the romantic sublime and mortal carnality. Using a fleshy, earthy palette, Driesen’s canvases blur the bounds between tangible and psychological space. Watery grounds, delicate brushwork, and intensified tones lend a sense of dream-like terrain, translating materiality of paint into ephemeral fields redolent with contemplation, desire, and loss. In their poetic articulation, Driesen’s paintings convey the intimacy of the human condition, rendering it equally fragile and heroic.
Stef Driesen (b. 1966) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium and studied at PHIKO, Hasselt, Belgium, Academie Voor Schone Kunsten, Hasselt, Belgium, and SHIVKV, Genk, Belgium. He brings forward an interest in a more ambient space, providing atmospheric presence in the work.
Stef DriesenStef Driesen 11 March - 12 April 2016Gallery Baton is pleased to present Stef Driesen’s solo exhibition from 11th March to 12th April 2016. Stef Driesen already showed abstract paintings distinct from his previous style through the group show ‘Belgium Contemporary Now’ at Gallery Baton in 2012. Yet, in this solo exhibition, he reveals new pieces more freewheeling and bolder than the previous works, solidly reflecting the artist’s theoretical foundation for a commitment to subjective creation.
Belgium Contemporary NowKoen van den Broek, Cindy Wright, Patrick Van den Eynde, Guy Van Bossche, Stef Driesen 18 October - 20 November 2012갤러리바톤(서울 서초동)은 미술사에 뚜렷한 존재감을 드러내며 서구 미술계를 리드해 온 벨기에 미술의 현재를 조명하고자 Belgium Contemporary Now전을 10월 18일부터 11월 20일까지 개최한다.
Koen van den Broek, Stef Driesen, Yoon Suk One, Rinus Van de VeldeParticipation at Jeonnam International Sumuk Viennale 2021 1 September 2021Gallery Baton is pleased to announce Koen van den Broek, Stef Driesen, Yoon Suk One, Gabriel Acevedo Veralde, Rinus Van de Velde participate to Jeonnam...
Stef Driesen, Germaine Kruip'Light to dark, dark to light' at Cultuurcentrum Mechelen 20 October 2018The duo exhibition of Stef Driesen and Germaine Kruip, 'Light to dark, dark to light' starts on October 20th at Cultuurcentrum Mechelen. This exhibition is...