Stef Driesen

Biography

°1966, Hasselt, Belgium
Lives and works in Brussels

Stef Driesen's paintings feel cold. Like bodies, saving their own flesh, with alternating round shapes, hard lines and a skin in soft gray tones. Looking becomes touching. Sometimes the paintings glow, like overwrought fantasies, then you see vague, anonymous bodies in a swirl of hues and tones. Driesen paints them as studies of time and light. As ‘fleurs du mal’ they are a combination of sexual subjects and an emphatic aesthetic, they are major themes that Driesen makes tangible through painting.

His works were on view in Cultuurcentrum Mechelen; MuZee in Ostend; Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in Deurle;
Driesen's paintings are collected by The Saatchi Gallery in London; Zabludowicz Collection London; MuZee Ostend; Dayton Art Institute, USA and Foundation Maeght, France, amongst others.

Stef Driesen is represented by the gallery.

°1966, Hasselt, Belgium
Lives and works in Brussels

Stef Driesen's paintings feel cold. Like bodies, saving their own flesh, with alternating round shapes, hard lines and a skin in soft gray tones. Looking becomes touching. Sometimes the paintings glow, like overwrought fantasies, then you see vague, anonymous bodies in a swirl of hues and tones. Driesen paints them as studies of time and light. As ‘fleurs du mal’ they are a combination of sexual subjects and an emphatic aesthetic, they are major themes that Driesen makes tangible through painting.

His works were on view in Cultuurcentrum Mechelen; MuZee in Ostend; Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in Deurle;
Driesen's paintings are collected by The Saatchi Gallery in London; Zabludowicz Collection London; MuZee Ostend; Dayton Art Institute, USA and Foundation Maeght, France, amongst others.

Stef Driesen is represented by the gallery.

Solo Exhibitions

2021

'BEND STRETCH RELAX', duo show with Leon Vranken, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, BE

2016

Gallery Baton, Seoul, KR

2015

Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, BE

2014

Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, BE

2013

Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2010

Hoet Bekaert Galerij, Knokke, BE

2008

Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, USA
Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2007

The Breeder Gallery, Athens, GR

2006

Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, USA

2005

Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Group Exhibitions

2020

'L'heure bleue', Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, BE
'Het Schilderatelier', PXL-MAD School of Arts, Hasselt, BE

2019

'Di fuoachi e accesi sensi', Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, BE
'Looking at the world through rose coloured glasses', Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp, BE

2013

Lattice Gallery, Siege, Malta, ES
'E-motion', Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, FR

2012

Belgium Contemporary Now, Gallery Baton, Seoul, KR

2011

The Dicke Collection, Creating the New Century, Dayton Art Institute Ohio, USA
Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, BE

2010

'Public Private Paintings', MuZee, Oostende, BE
'Summer Teeth', The Breeder Gallery, Athene, GR
'Redefining the Landscape', Stephan Simoens Galerij, Knokke, BE

2009

'When the mood strikes', Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Deurle, BE

2008

'Future tense: Reshaping the Landscape', Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, USA

2007

'Pushing the Canvas', Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, BE

2006

'People', Madre Museum, Napoli, IT

2005

'The Third Peak', Art Concept, Paris, FR

2004

'Michael Bauer/Chris Brodhal/Stef Driesen', Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2001

'Deluca/Driesen', Velinx, Tongeren, BE

Artworks

Stef Driesen
Untitled, 2017
Oil on canvas
200 x 145 cm

Stef Driesen
Untitled, 2018
oil on canvas
200 x 145 cm

Stef Driesen
Untitled, 2020
Oil on canvas
90 x 75 cm

Stef Driesen
Untitled, 2021
Oil on canvas
200 x 145 cm

Stef Driesen
Untitled, 2021
Oil on canvas
160 x 130 cm

Stef Driesen
Untitled, 2020
Oil on canvas
160 x 130 cm

Stef Driesen
Untitled, 2019
Oil on canvas
160 x 130 cm

Stef Driesen
Untitled, 2017
Oil on canvas
160 x 130 cm