“I’d like to be remembered as a good person who was vivacious and generous,” says digital collage painter Grégoire Brysemal.
Gregoire Brysemal is a digital collage painter from Belgium. He spent a major part of his childhood visiting museums, art fairs, and exhibitions. All of this, he did with his father, Ronald Dupont, a painter. However, his passion for the arts didn’t develop immediately until he got into Beaux-arts. When he became 20, he entered the world of fine arts, and he’s been in it for 14 years including the 5 years he dedicated to studying the arts.
Digital Collage Painter Merges Digital Tools With Traditional Tools
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Working with pencil and computer
Currently, Gregoire is working on a more refined series from personal photos. In this, he’s mingling photos with tracings, graffiti, and other inscriptions. He enjoys mixing several elements, creating balance and consistency between them. “Following my career in digital art, I am more comfortable with a computer than a pencil, but for this new work, I will mix the two,” says Gregoire.
Gregoire’s childhood was filled with classic French and American artists. Lautrec and Renoir, photos of Robert Doisneau, pop art and the factory of Andy Warhol, Helmont, Dadaism with variations of Marcel Duchamp Newton, among other influences, all contributed to Gregoire’s artistry.
He’s also influenced by other things including the birth of hip hop, the mafia of the 20s, pirates, English rock, comics, and so on. “I am very attached to history, fascinated by life, vintage, and everything that happened before me, elsewhere,” he says.
Style of art
Gregoire considers himself a digital collage painter. He classifies his art into the pop art category, though he says the theme is now ambiguous, and everything might not relate to it especially well.
Artist personal statement
Well, I would say that a computer is a tool like any other just like a pencil. I will also say thank you to my teachers who were able to guide me in my artistic world. I am well aware that it is very difficult to make a living from art although the most important thing is to do what you love. My research and my work take me on a journey through time, and that’s what I love.
To see Gregoire’s latest artwork, visit Saatchi Art >
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