Festivart 2021

Discover our BIFFF exhibition through our virtual gallery!

06.04 – 18.04 – ONLINE

BIFFF and Art Projects Pieterpauwel exhibit the magnificent works of

PALIX, NATHAN VRANCKX & RAPHAEL VANHOMWEGEN (RVH)

Palix

Palix is known for his aquarelle sketches of the major trials that have shaken Belgium since 2003 (Cools, Dutroux, Fourniret or more recently Salah Abdeslam, Nemmouche, the euthanasia case…). These courtroom sketches have been published in Belgian and international media and they were showcased in the Grand Palace in Paris.

He’s also – and perhaps above all – an artist blessed with an unlimited imagination. He creates oil paintings that take you into a poetic, fantastical universe, rich in details that titillate our inner child’s spirit. His work is an invitation to freeze time and dream with open eyes…”

Nathan Vranckx

Nathan has been drawing since forever. Throughout the years, after much research and work, he has created a universe filled with all kinds of species, with a very personal aesthetic.

Ever since his early childhood he’s had a strong passion for genre cinema, especially horror movies. Film is without a doubt his biggest influence, with literature and the arts in general.

Later on he got fascinated by the human condition, in particular its darker, miserable side.
His paintings are timeless, always with a certain humoristic touch. He works with form, light and texture.
Deformation is the name of his game, his images always mysterious and organic.

‘If life is beautiful, it is not meant to be taken seriously’ he says!

Monstrosity is at the service of art in order to render all that repulses and disgusts common mortals desirable…

Raphaël Van Homwegen

My name is Raphaël Vanhomwegen. I live in Brussels. I started digital painting in 2010 but really accelerated my learning curve in January 2019. Even though I studied psychology and human resources at the University of Ghent, I decided to make a career switch. I’ve always been interested in drawing. When I was a little kid, I could spend hours drawing little cartoon figures from Lucky Luke and other funny comic books. What I love the most about digital painting is the freedom it gives me to create anything I want in a very short time. Speed is the skill I value the most. It has become part of my identity and my philosophy. Focusing on speed also created a mindset in which decisions were a result of very deeply integrated knowledge and motoric reflexes. It exposes my biggest weaknesses, making it easier to identify them and therefore drawing better each time.

I love monsters! Enjoy the creepiness of my creations!