Category: Exhibitions

Opening: Saturday, 13 May, 2017

Ends: Thursday, 8 June, 2017

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The first steps of F.man started at the age of eleven. F.man independently stretched her first canvas, prepared it and painted mischievously her first portraits with oil.
A few years later, at the age of 15, she got admit- tance to the Art Academy Sint-Lukas Brussels, based upon her early drawings and paintings, despite that the school year had al- ready star- ted for two months, and extraordinary without the usual required entrance examina- tion. The exceptional quality of her work allows to work outside of the box – distinctive indeed for those rare artists with inspired passion.
In 1995, she was winner of the art contents orga- nized in honor of the Belgian CoBrA artist Chris- tian Dotremont, with her work entitled ‘Manne- ke Pis’.
F.man discovered abstract worlds and dimen- sions. She experimented with gold, silver and
metallic pant and captured our relationship with other worlds in images that change depending on the incidence of light and their location.
Her abstract work has pioneering quality. It li- terally brings you into a different world and dif- ferent experiences. The fact that a lot of her paintings have different faces, depending on the light or dark intensity makes it even more mys- terious and contemplative! The fact that every- thing is transitory and constantly in movement became the leitmotiv throughout her works. In search of inspiration and new insights, she wor- ked in Antwerp, Amsterdam, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Vienna, Paris, Bratislava, Prague, Strasburg, Ku- ala Lumpur and Perth...
F.man is for years fascinated by the influence
of personal perspective in the interpretation of the surrounding reality. Both her portraits and abstract art emanate a depth, emotion and mag- netism which live in accordance with the rhythm of the days. Her most recent primary focus is her interpretation of the world’s fair Expo ’58 and the Atomium. The art of F.man moves along with the laws of day and night. The paintings, by the accurate choice of color and applied techniques, change with the varia- tion in light intensity. She applies luminescence to demonstrate the notion ‘Time’ and to lift it up from the quantum level to the visible.
Her other artistic projects also fit in with this vi- sion of movement: her participation in Save Doel project, HeavenGate, which ahorns the door next to fashion designer Walter Van Beirendon- ck’s shop, her Fire!Work Project during the Bien- nale Rupel in the Photo Museum of Antwerp, her participation in Sotheby’s charity auction for the Lions Club Monaco under The auspices of SAS Prince Albert II, the presentation of the series ‘Fe-male Balance - A Wake-up call’ in Monaco Last year F.man was invited for long periode in Abu Dhabi and Liwa Art Hub. Inspired by the bringht light of the desert, the culture of the Emirates, the traditional Arabic parfums and in- censes. All of this influeced the color pallet, the intensity and the patterns in the paintings and sculptures.
In 2014 she has exhibited in Antwerp, Knokke, Brussels, Miami, Abu Dhabi- and Liwa Art Hub, Sikka Heritage Village Dubai, City Walk Dubai, Burj Khalifa and Abu Dhabi Art. Sheikha Rod- ha bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan invi- ted her to give her Artistic lecture at the Sea of Cul- ture Foundation event in Sharjah Expo.

The artists

Fman

Painting

Fman

Painting

Frank Vanhooren

Sculpture ceramics

Frank Vanhooren

Sculpture ceramics

Frank creates more or less the same antropomorf figures with different emotional facial expressions. Te viewer is confronted with the figures, who are mostly displayed in frontal view, with almost closed eyelids. They seem stoic end frozen, captured in a moment that will never release them.

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