100 Faces | Eric De Becker
100 Faces. A project with different and mostly distorted faces. Unmasking the subjects in a provocative and ruthless manner. Grimacing faces and the materiality of colour creates awareness of brutality, existential abysses, and the fears of existence. The works are made with a specific technique, the strokes, brushes, drawings rapidly applied onto the canvas or paper which express the dynamics borrowed from the Tachism-movement.
Education in Fine Arts & Advertising. Highly influenced by COBRA, Alechinsky, de Kooning, Cocteau… I am a strong follower of the “Tachism” movement (Art Informel-intuitive painting), the European answer to the American Action Painting of the 40’s and 50’s. I live and work in the Antwerp area, Belgium.