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