TOM DE GRAEVE
(born Ghent, Belgium, 1968)
Studied Business Communication at USC, Los Angeles, USA
Tom has been working on an extensive paintings cycle using the following themes:
Listen To Your Eyes – the outer seen
Colors Of My Soul – the inner seen
Present Of Our Future – the already seen
Listen To Your Eyes
Listen To Your Eyes is a framework of reflection and an analysis of the representation of the eye: the outer seen.
The paintings reflect on the differences between looking and seeing. The eyes don't speak, yet, in human communication, they can say everything.
Colors Of My Soul
We absorb information yet we share emotions: the inner seen.
The soul is the organism of the senses. The eye doesn't see itself as another. Lighting up an inner light: the thought of an own identity.
Present Of Our Future:
Conscious and unconscious, the 2 parts of the human being, rarely meet.
The abstract & virtual review of life: the already seen.
Tom has worked on the preparation and the paintings themselves at several locations: Istanbul, Lisbon, Mauritius, Cape town, Los Angeles, Miami, NYC, Barcelona, Venice, Paris , The Hague, Copenhagen, Ghent Knokke, Brussels, St. Martens-Latem ..
The paintings cycle are exhibited in those worldwide selected locations.
As a tribute to his father GRABA', also a painter, Tom organized a retrospective in December 2017, at 'The Casino' in Knokke, Belgium, with a selection of his art works on the theme "Men in the Mirror", to illustrate and reinforce the historical bonds as well as the differences between them. All in all, a unique and enlightening exhibition.
Painted on molden wooden panels, applying many layers of ink and wash technique, based on the GLACIS technique, giving the work a unique luminosity, depth and transparency.
Listen To Your Eyes: 120X150
Colors Of My Soul: 114X121
Present Of Our Future: 120X150 / 114X121