Sergio De Beukelaer

Sergio De Beukelaer °1971, Deurne, Antwerp

The work of Sergio De Beukelaer looks simple but combines a variety of paradoxes.
For example, De Beukelaer uses numerous codes of post-modernistic art from the 1960s and 1970s, such as abstraction, geometry , monochrome, and the “hard edge” technique.
But he does so with an irony and playfulness that cannot be reconciled with the attitude of minimalists and fundamental painters. As part of this eclectic approach, classical-modern boundaries are pushed back, without there being any “post-modern” criticism of his predecessors from minimal-,pop-,op-,and concept art.
Apparent contrasts, such as figuration and abstraction, flat and spatial, word and image, painting and sculpture,both contaminate and fertilise one another.
In the concept of the “fat.canvas”, a three-dimensional painting,the artist leaves the field of classical painting and conquers the painting the space.
The shapes, colours and dimensions of De Beukelaer’s works are tempting, but behind the power of these compact images, a surprising impact lurks on closer inspection.
(Johan Pas)

http://sergiodebeukelaer.com

Sergio De Beukelaer flow.white, 2017 Pigmented acrylic on fat.canvas 116 x 144 x 24 cm
Sergio De Beukelaer azul.flow, 2017 Pigmented acrylic on fat.canvas 70 x 95 x 19 cm
HTRL01 2016 Flashe & Acrylic on fat.canvas 125 x 125 x 15 cm
HTEK01 2016 Flashe & Acrylic on fat.canvas 125 x 125 x 15 cm
HTPPR01 2016 Flashe & Acrylic on fat.canvas 125 x 125 x 15 cm
MRB.ONE 2016 Flashe & pigment on fat.canvas 120 x 130 x 16 cm
HTJE01 2016 Acrylic on fat.canvas 42x60x10cm
Sub.Titled.Blue 2016 Flashe & pigment on fat.canvas & wood 114 x 168 x 23cm
MRB.AZUL 2016 Acrylic on fat.canvas & wood Ø 78x23cm On colored background
Sub.Titled.Green 2016 Flashe & pigment on fat.canvas & wood 114 x 168 x 23 cm
BLACK'N'BLUE 2015 Acrylic on fat canvas Ø102x12cm
OPEN.BLUE 2015 Acrylic & Flashe on fat.canvas Ø 124x14cm
PINA.COLADA 2015 Gesso, Flashe & canvas on fat.canvas 116 x 130 x 11 cm
HTSL01 2015 Gesso & Acrylic on fat. & flat.canvas 130x146x13cm
PARALLEL.ONE .TWO 2015 Acrylic & Flashe on fat.canvas 24x140x15cm
Soft Quote 2013 Acrylic on fat.canvas & wood Ø 140cm
Frame 2013 Acrylic on fat.canvas & Gesso on wood 140x140x21.5cm
Subway 2013 Acrylic on wood & mixed media Ø 110x16cm
Towel 2013 Acrylic on fat.canvas & flat.canvas Ø ± 110cm
Pause 2013 Acrylic on fat.canvas 140x140x18cm
Sense Unique 2013 Acrylic on fat.canvas, 110x124x18cm