Tom Liekens

TOM LIEKENS (Belgium)


Tom Liekens Tom Liekens has a completely unique position in the Belgian art landscape. Both his subjects and the way in which he elaborates them into monumental paintings and collages make him one of the most original painters of his generation. His interest in nature is striking. He is fascinated by the unrealistic way in which fauna and flora are presented in paintings, in fairy tales or in films. The artificial world of zoos, natural history museums and tropical greenhouses is also a permanent source of inspiration. Again and again his work is overloaded with art and cultural-historical references.


Tom Liekens lives and works in Antwerp where he graduated in 1999 from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Since then he has participated in numerous exhibitions, won the Camille Huysmans Prize for Painting (2006), and was nominated for the Visual Arts Prize of the Province of Antwerp (2005). Three large monographs of his work have already been published. His work is part of numerous private collections as well as public collections such as the Museum of Contemporary Art (MUHKA), Bank Belfius, National Bank Belgium, Artesis Antwerp University, Antwerp University, Art collection Province of Antwerp and Museum Van Bommel-Van Dam Venlo.

TOM LIEKENS

1977

BELGIUM


Barbizon


152 x 102 cm

Woodcut and Monotype on Canvas

2018

TOM LIEKENS

1977

BELGIUM


Waldeinsamkeit


210 x 300 cm

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

2009

TOM LIEKENS

1977

BELGIUM


Kongo Room


200 x 300 cm

Woodcut and Monotype on Canvas

2014

TOM LIEKENS

1977

BELGIUM


Taxidermist


150 x 200 cm

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

2014