Think and Rethink | Glenn Bracke.
Glenn Bracke was born into a family of silk screen printers on March 25th 1970.
Glenn developed an interest in silk screen printing and soon became the third generation following the footsteps of his ancestors.
Born and raised in a Belgium town called Aalst, famous for its history in printing by virtue of the 15th century printer and editor Dirk Martens. Over time Glenn developed his own personal printing style and techniques.
During the Seventies, silk screen printing and design became very popular amongst many artists , Andy Warhol being one of the most important. At this point Glenn was inspired to study silk screening and photography. After completing his national service, at the age of twenty Glenn opened his first silk screen printing company, called Glenn Tex and specialized in full color T-shirt printing.
Soon Glenn also moved into real estate and has been running a successful business for more than 20 years. However his great passion for printing, art and photography has always remained with him. A few years ago he picked up his camera again. By creating powerful studies of personalities such as Bryan Ferry, Randy Jones, Shaggy, Eros Rammazotti and Nile Rodgers , Glenn started experimenting with divers techniques all related to photography.
This experimental phase inspired Glenn to create a number of unique collections of art, some of which were exhibited in 2014 at Art Style Gallery in Knokke, a city at the Belgium Coast, well-known for its art galleries. In May 2014 Glenn presented his art work during the Cannes Film Festival, exposing a truly stunning and imaginative study of screen icon Grace, coinciding with the official opening of the Festival and Première of the movie Grace, with Nicole Kidman playing the lead.
Another work – Shopping in Paris – was exhibited at Nikki Beach Club during the festival and – Studio 54 – was presented at the exhibition of La Chambre Noire .
During Summer 2014, Glenn participated in a contest for Young artists through the cultural emissions Cobra of the National Television Channel.
Glenn’s work ” Shopping in Paris ” was nominated amongst 700 candidates and ten nominees exposed the winning artworks during September in M Museum in Louvain.