Loïc Van Zeebroek’s (1994, MFA St.-Lucas Ghent) paintings question the construction of the pictorial image, from figuration to abstraction and vice-versa. To kill a mockingbird features two recent landscape paintings (2018-2019) in which painting nature becomes the very nature of the painting. The paintings of Loïc Van Zeebroek create a vacuum; a space without pressure. With a historically charged medium - painting - he manages, through a careful form of cherry picking and elimination to create spaces for contemplation. His works depart from romantic landscape painting, self-made and found educational geographic images. He strips these sources of inspiration from their initial teleology and adjectives and creates in this way, both in his figurative and monochrome work, spaces for reflection and introspection. If you listen well to his work, you can hear the silence.
Work by the artist is held in the collection of Museum Voorlinden and established private collections from Belgium, the Netherlands, Dallas and Switzerland. An in situ project will be on view from 11 January until 15 March 2019 at CC Strombeek.