Dirk De Bruycker was born in Belgium in 1955. Early on in his art career, he focused on drawing and printmaking, and eventually transitioned into abstract painting. De Bruycker painted with what he termed “internal emotional colors” allowing the viewer to have a visceral and emotional response when viewing his paintings in person. De Bruycker’s paintings are oil and mixed media, including asphalt, gesso and cobalt drier on canvas.
“Colors resonate psychologically. I tend to use colors that I associate with inner life. From the sensual to the melancholic, from a fragile beauty to mourning. I mean it has to say something about the human experience.” – Dirk De Bruycker
De Bruycker passed in June 2016. His work is in the permanent collections at The New Mexico Museum of Art, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, MO and prominent private and public collections around the world.