Ben Nys is the owner of the Oog'n'Blik Arthouse, where since 1992 he has been organizing art events under the name of openblikdagen, for which he would gather several fitting artists to feature over the course of one month in their home, a rebuilt old Café, a perfect setting for an easy walk-in.
Series In these woodsHe has studied Graphical Design, and loves to present and experience art in friendly surroundings.
His own words:
"Where aesthetics, architecture, philosophy and culture melt into each other ... that's where my world begins"
Ben is making abstract and expressive art, which hovers between paintings and sculptures.His art is very organic, he integrates dried flowers, twigs and grass in his latest series, his style is leaning more to 3D over the last years.
Mostly he makes fitting series, like the ones above which are thick (4 cm) canvasses of 10 x 10 cm (3.9 inch), or like below, which are 20 x 20 cm (7.8 inch) canvasses.
Series La Terre Vivant
It is very difficult to get the true depth and colours to be displayed online of his works, he has a few great, big new canvasses with white oil paint on them, which I just have not been able to capture on film, I would suggest you to come and see them live on the event on the weekend of 22, 23 and 24 June.
On Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 Ben will be giving workshops to children on how to create 3D paintings in his style, best inscribe soon at Ben.Nys@telenet.be as the amount of participants is limited to 8 maximum!
To close off I'd like to present one of his older works, a beautiful big canvas in blue tones, which is one of my personal favorites:
You can find out more about Ben's works on his facebook page, See his online shop on Etsy, or, even better, come over to St. Amands on June 22, 23 and 24, and get 3 artists for the entrance price of...nothing :-)