June 03, 2014

The bank as patron of the arts

It is not all that often these days that young talented artists get treated in a special way and receive that little extra push. Belfius bank decorated the walls of  its rue de la Loi / Wetstraat offices in Brussels with works of Adriana and José Luis,  two Latin American artists who live, study and work in Brussels.  
I  attended the opening of the exhibition in their presence.
José Luis Castro's abstract colourful works were inspired by his initial fascination with landscapes.
It is more difficult to capture Adriana Genel's art in a photograph; she makes lithographs, photo's,  video's etc.
Enjoyable environment  for its clients and staff that Belfius is providing with this initiative.  
After snooping around a bit, I discovered that every individual office in the bank is decorated with panels showing sayings by famous people, of which an example is Eleanor Roosevelt's " The Future".