Jan De Maesschalck - 2012
THE ROSE SALON
Jan De Maesschalck (1958, Belgium) is a figurative painter who observes, selects, interprets and fantasises. He started his career as a draughtsman for different newspapers and (art) magazines. The images of the figures he portrays are taken from the media, from which he then selects specific fragments to create his own images.
In the creation of his paintings, he maintains the technical precision and speed of the drawing thanks to his use of fast-drying acrylic paint. De Maesschalk often depicts women in isolated settings and specific architectural spaces, subjects that create an impression of intimacy or melancholy. His work is subtle and highly suggestive. The tension lies in the artist’s fascination with light and shadow and his eye for detail.