1986 Oil on canvas painting by André Bogaert

Andre Bogaert (Zele 1920- Aalst 1986) is a founding member of the G58 art group in Antwerpen. He worked strongly intuitively and had a practical no nonsense approach.

The abstract paintings from the mid fifties evolved towards structure paintings towards the end of the 1950s. This playful and experimental phase gave direct space and birth to the assemblages which occurred directly out of this process beginning 60s.

This work comes from a series of works from the two last years of his life, many of which have never been shown to the public, are gathered within this exhibition. The series are of abstract oil paintings and collages. The relation between the two different mediums are that he made the collages as blueprint for the larger works. During this period, Dré (as he was nicknamed) was diagnosed with cancer, and literally used his last life energy to create these compositions. His strength can be reflected through his powerful artistic language, and most importantly these works are keystone to a long and fascinating career.

André Bogaert can be found in every important art collection in Belgium. From SMAK, Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Mu Zee, BOZAR, MSKA, ING collection (former BBL), AXA, ….. You can easily say between ’60 and ’75 Bogaert was amongst the top 20 most important abstract artists in Belgium. Participating in the famous Pop Art group show at Beaux Arts in Brussels in ’65 to a Solo Show in Beaux Arts Bruxelles in 1967.

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Dimensions 200 × 149 cm