Dr. Hugo Heyrman

Artist in Antwerpen, België

Dr. Hugo Heyrman

Artist in Antwerpen, België

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Belgian contemporary painter, PhD in art sciences, based in Antwerp. Working member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Brussels.

Dr. Hugo Heyrman occupies a unique position within the art world. Looking back at an artistic career, we are confronted with an oeuvre that has long played a pioneering role – beginning in the sixties, when he introduced happenings, pop- and conceptual art.

With this rebellious attitude he started to paint, to become a master of mood, evoking the enigmatic intermediary zone that exists between our conscious and unconscious selves.

To paint is to love and play again, to experience what can be done with painting and to reveal unknown moods. My reflections on the world and society are motivated by the idea that a single moment of understanding can flood a whole life with meaning.

Dr. Hugo paints shapes of time, potential images with a build-in attention for the factor time. He painterly reveals new patterns of time-experience – folds in time, rhythms of duration and the mobility of changing moods.

His painting series ’Transparency of Time' reveals a triple temporality: a flow of life, a timeless now and an endless duration. With his work he shows the viewer that what we see is always more than what we see; another pictorial and mental space is opening up; cinematic, enigmatic and open-ended.