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Jef Verheyen, ‘Untitled’, 1962, Galerie Ostendorff
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Jef Verheyen

Untitled, 1962

Collage with serigraph
16 3/10 × 14 3/10 in
41.5 × 36.4 cm
Edition of 130
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and numbered
Jef Verheyen
Belgian, 1932–1984
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Belgian painter Jef Verheyen spent his entire career studying the subtleties of color and light. “My life has been a permanent dialogue with light; actually a rather nice title for a book,” he once quipped. Beginning with vigorous and gestural abstract paintings, Verheyen evolved a practice in which he started to conceal the mark of the painter altogether. He built up paint in series of translucent glazes that he used to produce subtle gradations of color, in the manner of the Dutch Old Masters; however, he relied on water-based and household paints in opposition to the traditional use of oil paints. Verheyen’s use of an extremely wide bristle brush allowed him to completely hide his brushstrokes and remove any traces of a working process, a method that made his colors appear to separate from the support and hover.

Jef Verheyen, ‘Untitled’, 1962, Galerie Ostendorff
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About the work
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and numbered
Jef Verheyen
Belgian, 1932–1984
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Belgian painter Jef Verheyen spent his entire career studying the subtleties of color and light. “My life has been a permanent dialogue with light; actually a rather nice title for a book,” he once quipped. Beginning with vigorous and gestural abstract paintings, Verheyen evolved a practice in which he started to conceal the mark of the painter altogether. He built up paint in series of translucent glazes that he used to produce subtle gradations of color, in the manner of the Dutch Old Masters; however, he relied on water-based and household paints in opposition to the traditional use of oil paints. Verheyen’s use of an extremely wide bristle brush allowed him to completely hide his brushstrokes and remove any traces of a working process, a method that made his colors appear to separate from the support and hover.

Jef Verheyen

Untitled, 1962

Collage with serigraph
16 3/10 × 14 3/10 in
41.5 × 36.4 cm
Edition of 130
This is part of a limited edition set.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.