Natural Warp

Artist Statement

I was born in 1976 in the Flemish countryside and grew up between the chilled out meadows, fields and forests of Belgium. I started studying the arts from the age of 9 and stayed on track ever since. Sprouting from the easy going pre-computer age and growing straight into our highly animated XR virtual world has led me throughout a vast variety of old school methods & new school art techniques.

After graduating in the year 2000 in both the visual arts and graphic design I settled in my first studio and continued painting in oil & acrylic, making sculptures, experimenting with paintbrush, photography, audio and video, constructing installations and much much more … Occasionally I was able to show my works in group- and solo exhibitions and on festivals and events down the road.

Besides creating for the sake of art I was lucky to find some jobs such as special FX painter, decor and light artist for theater and events, video technician and director for live events of an on the road radio-show and the making of decor for TV series, movies and festivals . This way I kept myself submerged in the world of visualization and kept adding to my collection of skills.

One day – after deciphering and following up on the advice coming from an overwhelmingly colorful being in one of my dreams – my artistic efforts pivoted, took off and have been able to join many international festivals and events – reaching to far corners of Europe, Japan, South Africa, Australia and the US.

At this very moment I am still focused on deeper exploring my visionary path while using a mixture of new-born methods in the digital realm. My latest exhibitions included a panorama of digital art prints enhanced with vivid layers of augmented reality and supported by my video projections they made a smooth transition to my 360° VR art installation content.

Additionally, now with the latest global events a new shift happened in the art-market and lead me directly towards an even more intense online presence … enabling artists in virtual worlds with a whole variety of crypto and social coins.

Offering mind-expanding visions and a glimpse behind the increasingly becoming transparent veil forms the common thread throughout my oeuvre. I could ramble on for hours about being inspired by the many great path clearing dreamers, visionaries and philosophers, pioneers and shamans , writers, musicians and artists who all used the same kind of mental tools to connect the dots in this quite mystical world.

In the end every single piece is an attempt to translate these culture-bridging and world-unifying psychedelic experiences into a recognizable and soul-touching visual inner language. And thus with not only the goal to inspire spine chilling awe but to go beyond and pierce through the self generated mirror-world and connect the viewer directly to the source.

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