°1979 (B), lives and works in Brussels
The painting wants to be a painting! For almost twenty years this is Wannes Lecompte's credo, celebrating the act of painting itself. And how he does! His oil on canvas is more than composition of color, texture and rhythm. Lecompte convoking and provoking chance, in a voluntary slow process, waits in front of empty canvas until the painting presents itself. His interlacing brushstrokes mingle, one color over the other, packed together and surrounded by the white emptiness of the canvas.
Without trying to present a figure, Lecompte his scriptural paintings reveal slowly their poetic composition. They invite us to feel their unique rhythm. The painter as a musician. He plays the drums and he composes playful and colorful notes.
Lecompte's works show an intensity of the instant, that one unique moment, simultaneously slowing down and revealing the 'drums' of our times.
These visual compositions of Wannes Lecompte, presented for the first time at the gallery, show arrangements of density enforced by the emptiness around, compositions as well of sonorities as it is of silences.
During the opening on Sunday November 14, Wannes Lecompte will also present an unique music performance 'Different Pieces (part 4) together with Jozef Dumoulin and in communication with his paintings.
Artists: Wannes Lecompte