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Robert Devriendt’s oeuvre mostly exists of small paintings. In these works, painted fragments are brought together in sequences. They generate an intimate story for the viewer. Different storylines configurate meaning in images from everyday reality. The illusionistic qualities in the pictures play a big part in his investigation into the function of images.
The small paintings are put together as montages. Overall, these paintings convey a feeling like stills of a film. The themes and the combinations of paintings are not chosen at random; they demonstrate Devriendt’s affinity with painting, cinematography and the image.
La Nuit Gothique 2, 2014 | Oil on canvas | 57,8 x 16 cm
La Nuit Gothique 2, 2014 | Oil on canvas | 16 x 14 cm
La Nuit Gothique 2 is a great example of the film like qualities that appear in his work. The combination of paintings and the title of the work, which could have been a film title, create a feeling of drama. Devriendt considers the people in his work to be characters. He depicts them with great attention to the sensual details: the suggestion of skin, the metal of the knife. In contrast, the landscape looks like it is projected on a screen, which suggests action. Together the paintings operate as fragments from a trailer and are open to the viewer’s interpretation. The content and the meaning of Devriendt’s works are never certain.