LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
MARC VAN BOOM, born in Morstel (Belgium) 1960, largely received his early schooling and training in chemistry, before moving on to a basically self-taught career as a visionary artist.
His super-slick glossy paintings and the somehow more matte and lustress pastels, form the ideal contrast in labeling Marc’s work as multidimensional artistry.
The exceptional ability to create near magical imaginary dreamscapes, often torn apart by violent extremes, reveal the infinite diversity of his chimerical mind.
His work captures the viewer convincingly by leading him or her into a multitude of worlds, where time and space are fixed in the midst of quarks and quasars.
Marc: ”You enter into an endless universe of quantum-physics. Desert planets are suspended hovering above enormous icy mountain ridges, ravines, and awesome rocks.
It’s like taking a journey to another dimension in space, a flight into far-away strange galaxies and nebulas, a flight into time itself!
The link between Science and Art obsesses Marc. At times it seems like his paintings appear to breathe and bathe in a type of chemical, but balanced liquefaction.
In 1990, Marc became the main organizer of the Linking ’90 exhibit at the Antwerp Zoo’s planetarium. Since then, his multitalented organizational mind never ceased to dream up new and future avenues. He is currently the main organizer of the Fantasart ’96 project.
Continues to expose widely both in Belgium and abroad.
Winner of the “Médaille de la ville de Menton” in the “Grand-Prix International - l’aigle de Nice (France-1992)”
Winner of the “Médaille D’Or “ at “Victoires de Peinture et Sculpture”
Versailles, Paris (France-2000)”
Project with AGFA-GRAPHIC’S Dusseldorf Germany 2008 (DRUPA)
More at www.vanboom.com
WHO I AM
Visionair artist who combines Science, Art and technology in his works.
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