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.