“A dance movement is a fleeting reality, just as life is. To render ‘the moment’, ‘a fraction’ of a dance move. I am inspired by the stylishness of the dancer, the elegance of the ballerina, the whirl in choreography. Colour means life, means action, means realness.”

One moment of balance in Monet's garden - Oil on canvas 120 x 80 cm

Belgian artist, Gabriel Simoens was born in 1952 and lives in Kortrijk but also maintains a studio in Nafplio, Greece. Simoens received an art education (1976 - 1984) and graduated the Municipal Academy of Fine Arts, Bruges (BE). Specializing in life and monumental drawing and painting since 1973, Gabriel's main subject has been dance and the human body in motion since 1990. He works on commission and has sold works in Belgium, Greece and the USA.

"Being busy with art is like a passion. "Doing my thing" gives me great satisfaction and leaves me time and again with complete fulfillment. Self-confident, individual and independent I show everyone who wants to see what keeps fascinating me endlessly. As an artist, I want to express in most of my works what life actually means to me: a continuous sequence of moments, from the beginning till the end. Just like the sequence of movements in a dance."

Belly Dance 2 - Oil on canvas 61 x 44 cm
Dancing on the edge - Acrylic and oil on canvas 120 x 80 cm
That very moment 3 - Acrylic on canvas 60 x 45 cm
That very moment 1 - Acrylic and pastel on hardboard 80 x 40 cm

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