Fabrice Samyn

To See with Ellipse

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Date of publication November 2021

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Fabrice Samyn
To See with Ellipse

Text(s) by Michel Draguet, Laurent Dubreuil, Donatien Grau, graphic design by Jurgen Persijn

French

2021. 128 pp., 50 ills.

Hardcover

21.00 x 25.50 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-5145-2

Dialogue with the Old Masters

The diverse work of Belgian artist Fabrice Samyn often references masterpieces of art history. His compositions, installations, and performances explore grand metaphysical questions, combining conceptual rigor with spiritual sensuality. Against the backdrop of his art-historical references, Samyn was invited by the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels to enter into a subtle dialogue with the masterpieces of the Old Masters as well as the Musée Magritte. With his fascination for the spoken word and everyday poetry, Samyn is in a tradition with fellow Belgian artist René Magritte, and he is equally successful in translating details from the paintings of the Old Masters into a contemporary visual language.

FABRICE SAMYN (*1981) is a painter, sculptor, graphic artist, photographer and performer. With this exhibition he has his largest presentation to date with over 70 works. He lives and works in Brussels.

Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts / Musée Magritte, Brussels
October 15, 2021–February 13, 2022

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