CURRENT & NEXT EXHIBITION
USA / The Hamptons / 12 – 15 August 2021 / ArtMarket Hamptons with Galerie l’Atelier
Spain / Ibiza / Summer 2021 / Leonhards Gallery Ibiza
Belgium / Antwerp / Summer 2021 / Leonhards Gallery
USA / Greenwich / Summer 2021 / Group show @ Galerie l’Atelier
Belgium / Brussels Tour et Taxis / 17 June – 12 September 2021 / PHOTOCITY exhibition
Belgium / Knokke le Zoute / July – August 2021 / Solo Show @ Ten Gallery
France / St Tropez / July – August 2021 / Group Show @ Galery Paul Janssen
Belgium / Spa / July – September 2021 / Summer Group show @Art n’ Pepper Gallery
USA / New York / 23 – 26 September 2021 / AAF @ Metropolitan Pavilion with Galerie l’Atelier
USA / NewYork / November 2021 – January 2022 / Solo Show @ Galerie l’Atelier – Fremin Gallery
USA / Miami / 1 – 5 December 2021 / CONTEXT Art Miami with Galerie l’Atelier
A meeting between a painter, a model and the photographer…
Extensive, both in time and scope; ThePainters Project is an ongoing collection of collaborations with painters to whom Eric offers as a canvas some of the very best models he has enjoyed working with during his career.
For a number of these artists the project offers them a step in the dark, an escape into unknown territory. They must settle into a new environment with unfamiliar light, unusual shadows and highlights and a canvas that is not only three dimensional but alive, breathing and sentient. Movements and poses influence their strokes, they must discover, adapt and ultimately tame this canvas with their brush. Together, the body and the art become one to achieve the sublime.
To blend the often distinct viewpoints of different disciplines and work together; to mix various instruments, tools and angles is an uncommon, yet extremely rewarding and exciting approach, but also contrary to the eternal solitude of the artist, a commonly echoed mantra in the art sphere.
This unorthodox partnership gives birth to wonderful and often surprising creations. Magic succeeds when the ephemeral and volatile nature of paint on the human skin is forever captured through the lens and immortalised onto the image.
More than hundred meetings have already taken place with artists from the UK, Uruguay, Mauritius, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, the US, China, Venezuela, Russia and many other countries all across the globe.
A truly timeless and borderless artwork is born.
The project is permanently exhibited in Paris, Amsterdam, New-York, Mauritius, Le Touquet, St Tropez, Ibiza, Antwerp, Spa, London, Vevey.