The painting wants to be a painting! For almost twenty years this is Wannes Lecompte's credo, celebrating the act of painting itself. And how he does! His oil on canvas is more than a composition of color, texture and rhythm.
In a voluntary slow process Lecompte is convoking and provoking chance, waiting in front of empty canvas until the painting presents itself. His interlacing brushstrokes mingle, one color over the other, packed together and surrounded by the white emptiness of the canvas.
Without trying to present a fgure, Lecompte his scriptural paintings reveal slowly their poetic compositions. They invite us to feel their unique rhythm. The painter as a musician. He plays the drums and composes playful and colorful notes.
Lecompte's works show an intensity of the instant, that one unique moment, simultaneously slowing down and revealing the 'drums' of our times.
These visual compositions of Wannes Lecompte, presented for the frst time at the gallery, show arrangements of density enforced by the emptiness around, compositions as well of sonorities as it is of silences.
Wannes Lecompte ( °1979 (B), lives and works in Brussels) studied t Lucas Hogeschool, Ghent (BE), Pictorial art (painting), 2001-2003 attending Joris Gequiere's classes. In 2003 he studied Malerei attending Hanns Schimansky's classes. He holds a Master Degree Pictoral Art (Painting), St Lucas Hogeschool, Antwerp (BE), 2003-2005.
He exhibits regional and International, including Rudolfhalle (Berlin), Hoet BekaertBeaulieu gallery (Ghent), DeGarage ( Mechelen), Rossicontemporary (Brussels), CC Strombeek (Grimbergen), Gallery D'apostrof (Deinze), Arture, de Pastorie (Herzele), Singular Art (Nijmegen), CheddarTotal artspace (Berlin), Pocketroom (Antwerp), CIAP (Hasselt), DMW Artspace (Antwerp), Slac (Leuven).