Category Archives: Art

Le Chat A Paris

Starting Saturday, March 26, the Champs Elysées in Paris will be a veritable cat walk, hosting an exhibition of no less than twenty full-sized sculptures featuring Philippe Geluck’s Le Chat. On their Facebook page, the organising gallery Huberty-Breyne ran some … Continue reading

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The Brusseler, peike!

With The Brusseler (probably prononounced more like The Brusselair, I guess), the Brussels Maison de L’Image wants to pay tribute to the iconic covers of the equally iconic magazine, The New Yorker, by bringing together Belgian and international artists and illustrators … Continue reading

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Tintin reduced

I’m always in for games that include reduction and constraints, such as the one French (?) illustrator (?) Ludo Prieur (?) designed, reducing all Tintin covers to the max, while still maintaining their immediate recognisability. I’m using question marks a-plenty, … Continue reading

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Keith Haring, Cartoonist

Keith Haring‘s art has always been special to me in that it is immediately recognisable — the broad, clear lines, the cartoony figures and the pop culture sensibilities set him aside from all his contemporaries. I didn’t know he also … Continue reading

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Niklaus Rüegg brings Real life captions

Swiss-Belgian visual artist Niklaus Rüegg loves to mix visual arts with the real world. With his real-life captioned comic panels quiet landscapes or street corners suddenly transform in a dynamic episode in a comic story. Even though nothing may actually … Continue reading

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Alajalov as a modern cartoonist

If I had cropped out the iconic Saturday Evening Post header from this comic, and presented it to you as the work of an as yet unknown, edgy young cartoonist, you may have believed me. As it is, it’s (silent) … Continue reading

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What your toys are up to

Edy Hardjo likes to imagine what your action figures and toys do when you are not around. And judging from his photos, they’re up to not a lot of good. Hardjo uses superhero action figures that he poses picture perfect. … Continue reading

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More Ever in 3D

A couple of months ago (make that half a year, more like), I mentioned the statues that Ever Meulen designed for my home town. Since then two more statues have been added to the series, making it a total of … Continue reading

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Ever Meulen in 3D

The city where I live played quite an important role in the history of rock music in Belgium, and music festivals in particular. From its inception in 1965 until its demise in 1981, Jazz Bilzen was one of the most … Continue reading

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Great minds think alike (?)

The picture at the top is an amazing tattoo designed by Russian artist Alina Fokina, as shown on her Facebook page on Decembe 20, 2013. Below is an ad for a brand of safety gloves, created by the Brazilian agency Filadélfia … Continue reading

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