‘Another Reality’ presents images of a changing world. In ‘The Crowning’ (2011) we see how a young woman puts on a safety helmet. It is a powerful metaphor for the contemporary fragility of life. With a remarkable impact, it accentuates the continuous presence of the past, contained within all of us.
For Dr. Hugo Heyrman, painting is a source of visual pleasure, but also a reflection on the visual and mental filters through which we experience the beauty and complexity of all images that surround us. The visual content of the informally painted images goes beyond words. It’s all about what’s happening when you look at a painting. Forms and colors act on us pre-reflectively; they affect the viewer before they become aware of what the brushstroke actually represents. Characteristic for his body of work is that it stirs emotions and the intellect equally. He shows us that essentially everything is a matter of degree. Dr. Hugo Heyrman’s paintings function as potential images, which resonate in our minds.
Une rencontre avec Dr. Hugo Heyrman by Lino Polegato, ArtBrussels 2013 © FluxNews 20/04/2013
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