A painter’s home

Ballroom, 2011 by Piet Raemdonck. Mixed media on paper, 53x60 cm.

Ballroom, 2011 by Piet Raemdonck. Mixed media on paper, 53×60 cm.

After his art studies, at the age of 25, Piet Raemdonck adopted the mantra ‘i live from my paintings’ and that’s exactly what he did and he never looked back.

Piet Raemdonck's atelier in his home.

Piet Raemdonck’s atelier in his home.

Piet Raemdonck (*Ghent 1972) lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. His home is a former diamond cutting workplace build in 1904, now overgrown with plants. He has lived here for 20 years.

The home of Piet Raemdonck in Antwerp.

The home of Piet Raemdonck in Antwerp.

His work can be roughly summarised as still lives, landscapes and compositions. Abstraction moved in as he went along.

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Omaggio a Morandi I, 2010 by Piet Raemdonck. 60×40 cm, oil on wood.

In 2010, fashion designer Dries Van Noten assigned him to paint 8 large portraits as images for his winter collection. They were shown in Antwerp, Hong Kong and Paris and became a milestone in his career. For these portraits he started using pure black paint again which he avoided for years. Colours and light characterise his works and that’s not different for his home.

Portraits by Piet Raemdonck made as images for Dries Van Noten's winter collection 2010

Portraits by Piet Raemdonck made as images for Dries Van Noten’s winter collection 2010

At the end of this year a compilation of his work will be published in a book. Meanwhile you can visit his website and gallery to admire his vibrant works.

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