Les Yeux Dans Les Yeux
UN ARTISTIC APPROACH
Through the portraits “Les Yeux Dans Les Yeux” (Eye in Eye), I take the time to look at the person posed in front of me. Everything starts simply from two eyes that intersect.
Constantly in the eye, I link or overlap different drawings of the model. In black & white, the line is uninterrupted.
In color, I paint, trace, using alternately acrylic, pastel bold and dry, Indian ink, ballpoint pen, markers, … My hand takes the tools at hand to draw “what is”.
I do not care about the result. Once portraits are made, I directly collect the feeling, the impact of a shared look.
I notice that the unique features of the portrait reflect an invisible movement, sometimes an emotion, sometimes a story. I become aware of the powerful listening of the look.
What is really revealed in this sacred space?
Every line, every portrait, every word has its reason for being. They translate a form of accuracy, truth, authenticity.
After having drawn “Les Yeux Dans Les Yeux” more than 700 people from here and elsewhere, I noticed through my drawings, a mystery, a softness and an intensity of this sharing moment.
A DEEPLY HUMAN APPROACH
I see that with a single look, the person in front of me, reveals him/herself little by little during the portrait making.
Today, through my portraits “Les Yeux Dans Les Yeux“, I am convinced that a sincere and open look allows to really get in touch with yourself.
With my artistic/graphic approach, my intention is that the portraits “Les Yeux Dans Les Yeux” become the symbol of a deep and authentic encounter with oneself and the other, a “link creating” haven where intuition seizes what can’t be seen.
“Four minutes of eye contact
brings people closer to each other
better than everything else” *
« Les Yeux Dans Les Yeux »
A PERSONAL APPROACH ("ME")
Take the time to sit down, to meet each other, to let yourself be watched, with this sincerity of the link to oneself and the other.
An Individual Portrait, Portrait of a couple, Portrait of a group/family, Portrait of a child/a baby.
Per portrait, I make a series of 3 drawings in A3 format (individual portrait) and A2 format (group portrait), in color or in black & white. The format may vary dependingon the request.
The drawings will be witnesses of the encounter, the acknowledgment and the acceptance of “who you are”, here and now.
You will experience a meeting, a recognition and a confirmation of “who you are”, here and now.
Experience beyond time, challenging and innovative / It touches my authenticity / To live something unexpected and yet so human / Let me look, reveal myself, acceptmyself as I am / a special gift to afford or to offer / Experience to get closer toyourself / a precious moment / …
My atelier is located at « Ateliers pARTage », rue du Fort 46 à Saint-Gilles (Brussels). on request, I also come and draw on location: Bar / Event/ Exhibition / At home.
The realisation of a series of portraits “Les Yeux Dans les Yeux” varies between 30 minutes and 1h and requires an appointment in advance.
rue du Fort 46
ALSO A COLLECTIVE APPROACH ("US")
Through this simple eye exchange, these encounters – simple, deep and unadorned –showed me the sensitivity of each “I” and, at the same time, of our humanity “us”.
Thanks to this experience, my approach is now open to groups and organisations(companies / associations / collectives / neighborhood projects) who wish, through a set of portraits, to highlight the human in its “I” and in its “us”.
In other words, I draw a group / team in one stroke or I draw individually each person and then collects the portraits and testimonies of these meetings “Les Yeux Dans Les Yeux” to make a collective work *.
We then expose all the portraits in a central space.
This approach – artistic, human, innovative & creating links – simply celebrates the human at the heart of the collective.
Categories « Exposition / Event », « TeamBuilding », « Corporate Gifts », « Social Project »
Artistic Performance / Conference
As words, notes, movements, my line accompanies the energy of the moment through the drawing and sometimes the color.
- January 1, 2009
- March 1, 2012 - March 31, 2012
- February 1, 2013 - February 28, 2013
- June 1, 2013 - June 30, 2013
- August 6, 2014
- April 8, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- April 14, 2016
- April 30, 2016
- May 19, 2016
- September 21, 2016
- October 25, 2016
- November 11, 2016
- February 1, 2017
Exposition d’Atelier « Reconnaissances – Portraits d’après modèles » aux « Ateliers pARTage » (Bruxelles)April 14, 2017
Performance sur palette graphique – Concert de « Muziek de Singe » au « Jacques Franck » (Bruxelles)June 15, 2017
- July 4, 2017 - October 28, 2017
- September 6, 2017
Performance: Réalisation de portraits « Les Yeux Dans Les Yeux » au profit du projet KARUNA SHECHEN – 9ème Edition des Journées Emergences à Bruxelles – « Cycles, Rythmes, Passages: Explorer les territoires du temps » – www.emergences.orgOctober 29, 2017
- November 5, 2017 - November 26, 2017
- November 9, 2017
Performance: Réalisation et Projection de Portraits « Les Yeux Dans Les Yeux » lors de l’évènement TEDx Brussels au BOZAR sur la thématique « A Brave New World » (Bruxelles)March 16, 2018
- April 17, 2018
Exposition Collective – Performance lors du Vernissage: Réalisation de Portraits « Les Yeux Dans Les Yeux » (Tervuren / Bruxelles)April 19, 2018 - April 22, 2018
- April 26, 2018 - May 9, 2018
Performance de 12h lors du Rituel « Midi/Minuit » au FiEstival*12 Maelströme sur la thématique « What is Human? » www.maelstromreevolution.orgMay 10, 2018
Parcours d’Artistes de Saint-Gilles: Performance lors de l’inauguration: Réalisation de Portraits « Les Yeux Dans Les Yeux » au côté de l’Artiste Michel François (Maison du Peuple). Exposition – Ecole Saint-Luc (Place Morichar – Saint-Gilles / Bruxelles)May 25, 2018 - June 1, 2018
Performance: Réalisation de portraits « Les Yeux Dans Les Yeux » au profit du projet KARUNA SHECHEN – 10ème Edition des Journées Emergences au BOZAR à Bruxelles sur la thématique: « Comment prendre soin de la vie dans toutes ses dimensions? » www.emergences.orgSeptember 8, 2018 - September 9, 2018
Exposition d’Atelier « Demeures & Guérisons », Blaise Patrix & Véronique van der Wielen, aux « Ateliers pARTage » (Bruxelles) – 23 mai 2019May 23, 2019