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Duotone painting of woman with distant look, on brown cover of 'Jan De Maesschalck, 2005-2014', by Hannibal Books.

Jan De Maesschalck


By (author) Jan De Maesschalck
By (author) Bernard Dewulf
By (author) Eric Rinckhout


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  • De Maesschalck’s metier reveals an extreme attention for detail
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Jan De Maesschalck’s paintings represent a sharp view on topical subjects and the news. However, his clear observation of current events is depicted within an atmosphere of muse and memory. As such, his work represents an impression of melancholy and mockery, yet both in a mild form. According to De Maesschalck, melancholy leads to beauty. The tone set in the depiction of schadowy interiors and forlorn women is relativizing and even humorous. All works speak of a strong but indefinable desire. De Maesschalck’s metier reveals an extreme attention for detail. With technical precision, he prepares his paper and draws with paint. Utilising acrylic paint that dries immediately, De Maesschalck has to work fast. He is drawer and painter at once. Brushstrokes are visible, and hence his secure draughtsmanship contributes to the vibrant quality of the works.

Hannibal Books
1st May 2015
World excluding Benelux, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, and Italy
325 mm x 245 mm
128 Pages
60 color
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