Alphabetical guide to the artists

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De MAN Petrus
> 1955, Halle (Belgique)
Supported by his family, he studied classical humanities in St-Jan Berchmanscollege in Brussels and in O.-L. Vrouwecollege Halle. He began drawing very young and exhibited for the first time in 17 years. His contacts with the mime Frederik Van Melle, the puppeteer and sculptor Stéphane Ponette and the graphic Luc Claus the graphic help determine his future endeavors. In Ghent, he enrolled at St. Lukasinstituut in Raf Coorevits of printmaking workshop and painting workshop Dan Van Severen. After graduation in 1980, he taught drawing in upper secondary education in the same school. In 1989, he chose the self-employed as a graphic designer and launched in the textile field. It nevertheless continues his personal work. He also participates in numerous group exhibitions. He devoted himself increasingly to his work as an artist and since 1996 it diversified its activities by giving drawing classes in his own workshop. In recent years, he is also responsible for drawing courses at the summer academy of Libramont.
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DE VILLIERS Jephan
> 1940, Chesnay (France)
Sculptor, he divides his time between his studio in Watermael-Jolymont Boittsfort (Brussels) and his studio of Corloux in Mirambeau (Charente-Maritime). Around the age of 14, he begins to collect in the garden of his grandmother twigs, dead leaves to make huge land of villages and bark. In the 1960s, the discovery of the Museum of Modern Art of Paris gives birth to new sculptures and moved to London. From its discovery in 1976 in the Sonian Forest in Belgium of her first "wood-body", he uses all kinds of plants to create his own universe.
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DECAUX Roger
> 1919, Dombasle-sur-Meurthe - 1995, Nancy (France)
Regardless of his training in art history, Roger Decaux also received a training philosophy. Then he became a professor at the School of Art Trades of Paris and director of the Culture section of the office sociology studies. He is a founding member of the group Contraste with J.M. Héraud and is responsible for the paint shop of the Minotaur in Lyon. Selected for the Marzotto Prize in 1958, he won the Galilée Prize, the Prize of the Academy Stanislas in Nancy, Trio Award Belgian Ministry of Culture. Art critic on Radio-Lorraine, TEC collaborator in Paris, and is the author of numerous frescos, mosaics and stained glass for architects and individuals.
Koralewski Gallery
DÉGÉ Guillaume
> 1967, Boulogne-Billancourt (France)
He began drawing after Chinese studies in Oriental Languages. Illustrator before being an artist, he works regularly for the newspaper Le Monde. Co-founder, Daniel Vincent, Les 4 mers edition, he is the author of several books published by Gallimard and Seuil. He is also a professor at the Superior School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg since 2005.
DEREUX Philippe
> 1918, Lyon - 2001, Villeurbanne (France)
Philippe Dereux was born in 1918. He started initially with writing but his meeting with Jean Dubuffet in 1955 at Vence finally illuminated him as to his vocation as painter / plastician. He realised abstract and decorative compositions in gouache and oils into which he incorporated fruit and vegetable peelings. Then, progressively, the paint disappeared from the compositions to leave the place free for characters composed solely of peelings. He did not completely abandon his writing and published Un Petit Traité des Eplichures in 1966 then 20 ans des Epluchures in 1981. Since 1961, several individual exhibitions have been dedicated to him including at Alphonse Chave in Vence or Pleine Marge at Paris. Philippe Dereux has also participated in several collective events.
Chave Gallery
DEUX Fred
> 1924, Boulogne-Billancourt - 2015, La Châtre (France)
red comes from a modest working family and he left in 1939 for professional training before starting work as an electrician. In 1943, he joined the factory resistance group. Following the War, Fred Deux found work in a bookshop where he discovered the works of Breton, Bataille and Sade which had a profound effect on him. It was also during this period that he discovered the world of Paul Klee which was a revelation to him. In 1951, he met André Breton and became a member of the surrealist group. He also became friends with Hans Bellmer and Cécile Reims. His first individual exhibition was organised in 1953. He then split his time between drawing and writing numerous works including La gana which won the Prix de Mai in 1959. In 1961, the Fonds National d'Art Contemporain acquired a drawing.
Alain Margaron Gallery
DI ROSA Hervé
> 1959, Sète (France)
Hervé Di Rosa leaves Sète to Paris in 1978. He moved there with his friend Robert Combas and joined the National School of Decorative Arts. It begins at that time his first canvases. After graduation, he presented his first exhibition in Paris, "Finishing with a flourish," in 1981. Since then, the artist is showcased in museums: Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, at the Modern Art Museum City of Paris at the Barbara Gladstone Gallery in New York (Médicis Prize), the Paris Biennale in 1985 he designs the poster ... In 2000, he founded the International Museum of Modest Art in Sète. Artist traveler, he intertwines cultures and modes of expression of each country in which it resides. Its high paint color is also influenced by comics, graffiti and rock. With his brother Richard Di Rosa, François Boisrond, Rémi Blanchard and Robert Combas, it is one of the main architects of the French movement of the "Free Figuration" revival of painting in the 1980s is also related to the movement of Art Modeste.
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DJURIC Miodrag
> 1933, Cetinje (Montenegro) - 2010, Pontoise (France)
Miodrag Djuric, known as Dado, was born on October 4th 1933 in Montenegro. Following the death of his mother in 1944, he was raised by his uncle in Slovenia. He studied art at Belgrade. When he moved to Paris, Dubuffet introduced him to Danial Cordier who became his official agent. His first exhibition occurred in 1958. Its success led to him meeting Réquichot, who became a friend, and also Hans Bellmer and Unica Zürn a bit later. The Fonds National d'Art Contemporain bought one of his paintings in 1967. Dado tried engraving during the 70's. Several retrospectives were organised at Rotterdam. In 1998, he joined Pierre Bettencourt, a close friend of Michaux, in friendship and collaborated with him several times.
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DOUCET Jacques
> 1924, Boulogne-sur-Seine - 1994, Paris (France)
Divide between poetry and painting, Doucet turned in 1941 to the poet and painter Max Jacob. He will draw from his teaching that we must seek and ask questions constantly. This he did through the paint as chosen that path and guard poetry to name his paintings. Painter of lyrical abstraction, enter his universe is come into painting, without cheating, without prevarication. The work of Doucet holds nothing back to whoever deserves. Jacques Doucet is also co-founder of CoBrA (Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam) in 1948, where we seek experimentation and vitality, then closer to the libertarian poetic.