Bio

Geert Devos
Painter - Graphic artist

PersonaliaLives and works in Izegem-Belgium
info@geert-devos.be

Education:
  • Saint Thomas Institute I Brussels: Plastic Arts
  • Academy of Arts I Bruges I Kortrijk I Roeselare:
  • Painting I Drawing from models I Modelling I Graphic Arts. He worked as an art teacher, taught drawing from models and painting at the Art Academy in Izegem.
Prints

MONOGRAPH 1996

 

  • a hardcover with die-stamp printing
  • format 21x21cm
  • 48 pages
  • bound
  • 39 full quadry pages


MONOGRAPH 2011

 

 

 

  • title: "The void in between"
  • double black cover with a layer of matt varnish
  • format 17x24cm
  • 72 pages
  • bound
  • 57 full quadri pages

 

 

Work
Izegem: Commission works
  • The city's Culture Trophy
  • Trophy for the honorary citizen Flip Kowlier
  • Integrated work of art in the new IVIO office building
  • Exhibition "Eperon d'Or" on the occasion of "Radio KLARA in the city"
  • Commemorative work of art in the auditorium "Herman Roelstraete"


Works are in:
Argentina I Austria I Belgium I Czech Republic I England I France I Germany I Ireland I Luxembourg I The Netherlands I Scotland I Spain I Sweden I Switserland I USA
Odo Vanmeenen - Gallery owner
"Geert Devos' creations have an enormous impact. They confront, touch and quickly brand on the spectator’s eye. A sharp identification, a simple linear structure, grated layers of paint and transparent colours are typical of his captivating oeuvre. The artist transforms his pictural medium, humans, into an autonomous plastic theme."


Hugo Brutin – Art critic
"He's obsessed by human beings and constantly depicts them as introverts, as faces full of mystery. He deliberately surpasses the narrative, anecdotal individual. Figures become an overall image that aims to be first and foremost plastic and pictural and eventually reach that stage. They are very basic creatures that live beside one another, don’t communicate, are robbed of forms and colours that make them true individuals and thus go through life in shades of grey."

Architectural Firm Buro II
"In the entrance hall and stairwell of the new IVIO office building, Geert Devos created a substantial mental space. The work of art initiates insistent reflection and sensitization."