Marc Van Cauwenberg
Marc Van Cauwenbergh is a Belgian-American artist who has lived and worked in New York since 1994.
Marc Van Cauwenbergh, was one of the artists presented at the Radial Gallery inaugural exhibition in 2010.
He has exhibited internationally since 1984. His work is in private, public and corporate collections such as the Collection of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (NY), Centre de la Gravure et de l’Image Imprimée (La Louvière), Pratt Institute (Brooklyn), EBES (Ghent) and St-Lucas (Ghent)…
In his recent paintings Marc Van Cauwenbergh explores the increasing fragmentation of human identity and communication within the chaos of the contemporary, urban world; the faceted emotions of physical and psychological relationships. The canvases are a theatrical space, onto which one can project life with its ever-changing combinations of people and environments.
In these works strokes of paint become details of larger, unseen forms in unseen environments. Whole sensual, organic shapes, applied in fluid, dynamic layers of oil paint on raw Belgian linen, are dissected to a more intimate level. Within the space, a balance is created between these shapes that seem to be floating or quietly suspended in time, other areas emphasize slow transitions or brusk shifts. Their specific colors connect, blend or simply pass by.
His most recent solo exhibitions were at
Radial Art Contemporain(Strasbourg), Jason McCoy Gallery (NY), Alice Mogabgab Gallery (Beirut), Galerie Van Caelenberg (Aalst), the Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce (NY), Mathilde Hatzenberger Gallery (Brussels), AMP Gallery (Provincetown) and Huize St-Bonaventura (Ghent).