RaoulDeKeyser_b°1930 – 2012, Deinze, Belgium.

For nearly fifty years, Raoul De Keyser has created subtly evocative paintings and works on paper which appear at once straightforward and cryptic, abstract and figurative. Composed of basic but indefinable shapes and marks, his works often invoke spatial illusions, though they remain elusive of any descriptive narrative.

Despite —or precisely because of— their sparse gesturing, his works convey a grandeur that inspires prolonged contemplation. Individually as well as collectively, his works revolve around the activity of painting, but also move beyond their physical means to become more than the sum of their parts.


Click here to see more of his work at the Zeno X Gallery.