Exhibition view “LES MAINS DANS LES POCHES”, 2020. Galerie des Multiples, Paris. Photography: Grégory Copitet
Simon Demeuter (Soignies, Belgium, 1991) lives and works in Brussels. His painting practice is driven by a search for bold simplification of form, inducing his works with pictorial freshness and a sense of immediacy. Colour is the artist’s primordial tool to evoke an emotion, an impression, a sensation, a mood or a physical or mental state.
Drawing from childhood memories as well as from travels and encounters, his imagery conveys both an inner landscape as references to Folk Art, the Impressionists, cinema or music. A trivial object, as arbitrary as it may seem, can be the start for an entire new series of paintings. In addition, when dealing with models, they become objectified motifs like any other. Compositions and sceneries are repainted endlessly, with gestural variations in colour, size and through imperfections. In doing so, Simon tries to unearth the trace of an emotion in the simplest and most stripped way.
Simon Demeuter (b. 1991 Soignies, Belgium)
Lives and works in Brussels
2011 – 2014
ENSAV (Ecole nationale supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre), La Cambre – Brussels
ROMA_1997. L21 Gallery, Palma (ES)
Diego. The Cabin La, Los Angeles (USA)
GARDEN PARTY. Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels (B)
MONT ANALOGUE. Curated by Boris Bergmann . Frac Champagne-Ardenne. Reims (FR)
ONCE UPON A PLACE. Curated by Oscar Florit & Ian Waelder. Can Marqués, Palma (ES)
Les mains dans les poches. Gilles Drouault Galerie Des Multiples, Paris (FR)
Generation Brussels. Curated By Evelyn Simons, Brussels (B)
Art Brussels. Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels (B)
The Cabin La – Los Angeles (USA)