Thank you for visiting my site and taking the time to look at my work.
My name is Jean-Louis Brassiène. I was born in Aachen (Germany). Recently, I moved to a small village near the Belgian-French border. There, I have started a new chapter in my exploration of visual arts.
For an artist, whatever his field of activity is, exhibiting art virtually and ensuring popularity are decisive. Unfortunately, reducing a site to this single criterion will probably be insufficient or even pointless, especially since social networks, by using them correctly, make the promotion possible and inexpensively.
There comes the time to leave the virtual environment of computers and subdued studio lights to display the work in the real world.
So, I came up with the idea of offering a service likely to gain visibility. I rent my paintings to exhibit them in places previously selected by agreement. This service is relatively flexible and free for French-speaking Belgium and the departments of northern France. Find out more here.
I think this is a "win-win" solution. Entrepreneurs, self-employed people, restaurant owners, managers of a hotel, travel agencies, public spaces such as cultural centres, reception halls, banks ... all can work on their brand image with customers.
I'm learning through self-study and let me guide by intuition. I've a keen interest in the surrealist, impressionist and pointillism movements. Some renowned painters fascinate me such as René Magritte, M. Caram, R. Olbinski, Georges Seurat, Auguste Renoir.
Although the sea and the great outdoors became my home during nearly forty years, sketching, photography and painting remained my secret garden.
I became interested in figurative art at a young age, first doing work using traditional methods before moving later to digital techniques. These generate reduced costs, they're more flexible, faster in their implementation with a texture very close to classic mediums (oil on canvas, pastel, red chalk, watercolour). But this choice concerns another debate.
Sea, portraits, nature, sometimes with a surrealist evocation, like the work entitled Death's Gambit (Nr34) are recurring themes. I usually approach them with a touch of concern at the start of the painting stage because I know that the result isn't always certain. Each work is a journey into an unknown land. It has its characteristics which often raises questions about the process to be adopted.
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