Bendt Eyckermans

Bendt Eyckermans ° 1994 Antwerp, Belgium

Eyckermans’ mutated recollections, a copy of a copy of a memory, are constructed on a rough, grainy canvas like a photo that has become blurred. And what else is a memory than a depiction (a copy) of a past reality? The photo is adapted to the canvas. Aspects are changed, removed or added. With a pointillist finish here and there, the painting leans even more towards its photographic origins. The technique introduces movement into the image, making it dynamic. Just as dynamic as the memory itself. The spots of paint create the illusion of light. And light enables us to look. (Extract Ernest de Clerck)

Bendt Eyckermans Tirlantijntjes , 2017 Oil on paper 38,5 x 48,3 x 3 cm Courtesy Kusseneers Gallery