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. Working member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Brussels. Lives and works in Antwerp - Belgium.

"I paint a world between the real, the dream and the imaginary. 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. I am for an art as medicine, to liberate forces within us.”

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.

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

His painting cycle '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.

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