Dr. Hugo Heyrman

Artist and painter in Antwerpen, België

Dr. Hugo Heyrman

Artist and painter 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.

Painter of the factor X of images, atmospheres of spacetime, the mysterious everydayness, and the poetics of painting.

Dr. Hugo Heyrman is best known for his enigmatic paintings, revealing pictorial spaces, where imagination, memory and reality interact. His work function as potential images, which resonate in our mind.

He 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 intermediary zone that exists between our conscious and unconscious selves.

“I paint the double life of images.”

"My reflections on the world and society are motivated by the idea that a single moment of insight can flood a whole life with meaning."

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 and open-ended.

  • Work
    • "The Double Life of Images"