Luc Huysman

Luc Huysman

Luc Huysman (°06.10.1962) was born in Louvain, Belgium. He obtained a bachelors degree in Fine Arts at the Provinciale Normaalschool Tienen and a Masters degree in painting at St-Lukas, Brussels. For some years he has been teaching Drawing and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Louvain. Since many years Luc lives in Heverlee (Louvain), where he has his artist studio. He makes prints, drawings, and paintings of landscapes and industrial areas. These topics are supposed to invoke a specific atmosphere and a specific experience. To this end, he strips his images of possible characteristics that are tied to a specific place, leaving the images empty so to speak. At the same time, paradoxically, he tries to describe the space that is (to some extent) still there. By means of benchmarks that define a place (e.g., architectural elements), he also tries to bring about a kind of historical perspective. In this way, he tries to invoke a collective recognition which sharply contrasts with the intimacy of a print, a drawing or a painting.

Past exhibitions

: Ritual (groepsexpo), Anatomisch theater, Leuven
: De einder donker gezet, galerie 'T ZIEN, Mechelen
: Kunstroute Leuven, Leuven
: cc De Borre, Bierbeek
: To traffic (groepsexpositie), Romaanse poort, Leuven
: Border/line, CEPES, Jodoigne
: Galerie Walravens, Leuven
: SOUSVOIR, Hoegaarden
: Teken-en, Romaanse poort, Leuven
: Gemeentehuis, Bierbeek
: Setoff (groepsexpo), Leuven
: Kunstroute Leuven, Leuven
: Open atelier, Heverlee
: Kunstroute Leuven, Leuven
: Kunstroute Leuven, Leuven
: E-MOTIONS #2 (solo), Oudenaarde
: Kulturama (groepsexpo), Leuven
: Il etait une fois (groepsexpo), cc Jurbize, Henegouwen
: E-MOTIONS (solo), Sportimonium, Hofstade
: Jurylid Rodenbachfonds voor beeldende kunst , Gent
: Leuven kijkt kunst (groepsexpo), Leuven
: Kunstroute Leuven, Leuven
: What is and never was (solo), WWF, Brussel
: Leuven ondersteboven (groepsexpo), Kunst in huis, Leuven
: Landshapes (met Wouter Mulier), Tweebronnen, Leuven
: Ontwerp voor een reeks borden, Leuven kookt kunst, Leuven
: Kunst in huis brengt 3x Leuvense kunstenaars, cc De Borre, Bierbeek
: Selectie prijs beeldende kunst, cc Het Spoor, Harelbeke
: Selectie prijs beeldende kunst (eervolle vermelding), Kuurne
: Selectie prijs tekenkunst, Ronse

Works in possession of the Province of Vlaams-Brabant, the Region of Brussels, and KBC.

Luc Huysman
Waversebaan 164b
3001 Heverlee
tel: 0486/84.11.20
BTW BE 0639.540.004