Fashion designer (La Cambre) by education, I worked for more than 20 years in the fashion industry. Photography has always been MY passion, yet it only gradually became a given. From now on, my view of the world is filtered by the lens of my camera.
A LINE STORY
Prized by artists for ages – Cocteau was fond of it, as was Picasso -, the single line consists of making a drawing in a single line without lifting the pencil or brush from its support. A technique I adopted when I was a student at La Cambre, but which I rediscovered a few years ago and which I now place at the centre of my creations: sculpture, bags, T-shirts, crockery… and photography.
After working for more than twenty years in the fashion world, I could no longer make sense of what I was doing. I was tired of being immersed in mass production, I wanted to go back to something simpler, more human, more authentic.
Photography, my great passion, came naturally to me. So I started my new life by making portraits.
And the unique line came to be added, quite naturally.
The line has been present in my life since my studies. I have always loved its finesse, its purity, the simplicity of black and white. When I started photography professionally, I also started drawing again and little by little the two met. Initially, I used to draw above a photo, isolating the line of the body or face… Then I realised that the line thus isolated could exist on its own.
Everything was set in motion and the line became the red thread of my project.
Follow The Line was thus born. »
Since then, all my creations have revolved around unique lines, which I have declined in multiple forms and supports, divided into two poles: artistic and lifestyle. In the first, there are photos and sculptures, which I exhibit in galleries and salons.
Recently, I also offer to create personalised works, in a single copy, on commission only: I photograph a model in the studio, with make-up and styling. Then, I draw a personalised, unique line from it.
The idea is to sublimate the person and capture their essence.
The second pole takes up decorative objects such as drawings, wall sculptures, textile prints – T-shirts and bags, and soon sweatshirts -, crockery… Controlled, environmentally friendly creations, and in limited editions to preserve a unique and exclusive side that I have made or that I make myself with local companies and craftsmen.
The wooden bases are created by a Binchois carpenter, the metal sculptures are modelled by a Brussels company. I sand and paint them, I print the textiles myself in a studio in Liège, which provides me with its own press…
For my part, I started ceramics classes to learn how to make customised vases and dishes.
I often have fun visually customising everyday objects with the line, just to see what it looks like: a pair of trainers, a cushion, a dress… Objects that I do not produce or sell, but I am open to any collaboration in this sense.
The line can be declined everywhere!
PIMP MY STREET – Décembre 2018 – Bruxelles
ACCESSIBLE ARTFAIR – Octobre 2019 – Bozar – Bruxelles
WE ARE ARTISTS – Mars 2020 – Manoir Pirenne – Uccle
AFFORDABLE ARTFAIR – Mars 2019 – Tour & Taxis – Annulé Covid
TALENT 5 – Expo collective – 15 août au 15 septembre – Bonheiden
ART NOCTURNE KNOCKE – août 2019 – Knokke – Annulé Covid