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    Sale 11960

    First Open | London

    14 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 190

    Stef Driesen (B. 1966)

    Untitled

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    Estimate

    Stef Driesen (B. 1966)
    Untitled
    signed and dated twice 'STEF DRIESEN 2006' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    78 ¾ x 79in. (200.2 x 200.5cm.)
    Painted in 2006


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    Painted in 2006, Untitled is an exquisite example of Stef Driesen’s lyrical painterly practice. Born in Belgium in 1966, Driesen draws inspiration from the work of the Northern European Old Masters, employed muted earthy palettes to explore the relationship between man and nature. Each of his works conceals a human form within an abstracted landscape, fusing together romantic notions of the sublime with meditations on mortal carnality. Watery grounds, delicate brushwork, and intensified tones create a dream-like terrain, blurring the boundaries between geological and psychological space. Simultaneously fragile and heroic, Driesen’s paintings convey the ephemeral nature of the human condition.

    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
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    Provenance

    Alison Jacques Gallery, London.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006.


    Exhibited

    London, Alison Jacques Gallery, Stef Driesen, 2006.