Luc Huysman

Luc Huysman (°06.10.1962) was born in Louvain, Belgium. He obtained a bachelors degree in Fine Arts at the Provinciale Normaalschool Tienen and a Masters degree in painting at St-Lukas, Brussels. For some years he has been teaching Drawing and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Louvain. Since many years Luc lives in Heverlee (Louvain), where he has his artist studio. He makes prints, drawings, and paintings of landscapes and industrial areas. These topics are supposed to invoke a specific atmosphere and a specific experience. To this end, he strips his images of possible characteristics that are tied to a specific place, leaving the images empty so to speak. At the same time, paradoxically, he tries to describe the space that is (to some extent) still there. By means of benchmarks that define a place (e.g., architectural elements), he also tries to bring about a kind of historical perspective. In this way, he tries to invoke a collective recognition which sharply contrasts with the intimacy of a print, a drawing or a painting.

Past exhibitions

2014 : Kunstroute Leuven, Leuven
2014 : cc De Borre, Bierbeek
2014 : 'to traffic' (groepsexpositie), Romaanse poort, Leuven
2014 : 'Border/line', CEPES, Jodoigne
2014 : Galerie Walravens, Leuven
2013 : 'SOUSVOIR', Hoegaarden
2013 : 'teken-en', Romaanse poort, Leuven
2012 : Gemeentehuis, Bierbeek
2012 : Setoff (groepsexpo), Leuven
2012 : Kunstroute Leuven, Leuven
2012 : Open atelier, Heverlee
2011 : Kunstroute Leuven, Leuven
2010 : Kunstroute Leuven, Leuven
2010 : E-MOTIONS #2 (solo), Oudenaarde
2010 : Kulturama (groepsexpo), Leuven
2009 : Il etait une fois (groepsexpo), cc Jurbize, Henegouwen
2009 : E-MOTIONS (solo), Sportimonium, Hofstade
2008 : Jurylid in het Rodenbachfonds voor beeldende kunst
2007 : Leuven kijkt kunst (groepsexpo), Leuven
2007 : Kunstroute Leuven, Leuven
2007 : Leuven ondersteboven (groepsexpo), Kunst in huis, Leuven
2006 : What is and never was (solo), WWF, Bd. E. Jacqmainlaan 90, Brussel
2006 : Landshapes (met Wouter Mulier), Tweebronnen, Leuven
2006 : Ontwerp voor een reeks borden in het kader van Leuven kookt kunst
2005 : Kunst in huis brengt 3x Leuvense kunstenaars, cc De Borre, Leuven
2005 : Selectie prijs beeldende kunst, cc Het Spoor, Harelbeke
2004 : Selectie prijs beeldende kunst (eervolle vermelding), Kuurne
2004 : Selectie prijs tekenkunst, Ronse

Works in possession of the Province of Vlaams-Brabant, the Region of Brussels, and KBC

Luc Huysman
Waversebaan 164b
3001 Heverlee
www.luchuysman.com
luchuysman@scarlet.be
tel: 0486/84.11.20
BTW BE 0639.540.004