Friends of the painter invited me to accompany them to the Brussels' opening of Marc Van Cauwenberg's exhibition "Champs colorés", tonight in Brussels' rue Haute, close to the Sablon.
Marc, who is originally from Belgium, has lived in New York City since 1994.
This reviewer eloquently describes Marc's work.
http://www.re-title.com/artists/marc-vancauwenbergh.asp: "At ease with his visual vocabulary, Van Cauwenbergh succeeds in capturing a variety of expressions as his works can range from almost soothingly serene to dramatically fierce. What prevails, no matter what the sentiment, is Van Cauwenbergh’s keen understanding of restrained gesture. In his world less is more and so he sends his images off to materialize in front of each viewer as a unique mirage".
I very much enjoyed his work, with its thin intricate layers of oil paint and an absolutely gorgeous color palet, as I hope you can tell from what I am showing here. It was also pretty cool to meet Marc, who in addition to being a talented artist, is an interesting and sympathetic man.
If you are in town, I highly recommend you make it a point to see Marc's works.
Marc VAN CAUWENBERGH
Peinture / Schilderijen
Verre / Glaskunst
15.06 > 27.07.2013
zaterdag 15 juni van 15 tot 19 uur
le samedi 15 juin à partir de 15 h
MH Gallery, Hoogstraat 11 Rue Haute, 1000 Brussels
Contact: Mathilde Hatzenberger
Tél : 00 32 2 611 51 70 / Mob 00 32 478 84 89 81
www.mathildehatzenberger.eu Mathilde Hatzenberger Gallery, www.mathildehatzenberger.eu