The work of Woestenborghs seems photographic, but it is a collage technique, made up of many layers of adhesive plastic, up to twelve layers. Trained as a painter, Woestenborghs switched to adhesive plastic because this material has a brighter effect than paint. He shows his collages as 'paintings' but also as lightboxes.
Tom Woestenborghs (1978) studied at St. Lucas (master degree in painting) in Antwerp, and at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts (postgraduate), also in Antwerp. He lives in Merksplas and has his studio in Hoogstraten, Belgium.
The title of the series that Woestenborghs is currently working on is: "Artistic midlife crisis of a storyteller: Nudes, abstracts, and some flowers." Within this series, which runs parallel to his 40th anniversary, the artist deliberately turns away from the narrative manner of working he is known for.
In this series, he focuses on mainly introspective material research based on these 3 classical themes.