Kristof Malfait

autodidact
My work balances between abstraction and figuration. I reduce my observations of landscapes to their inherent lines and depict them in portrait mode. Contrary to the natural field of vision, which is horizontal, I mostly choose a vertical representation. Thus the quiet of horizontals interfere with the dynamics of the vertical plane, and the rather unnatural format creates room for interpretation. I reduce the classic components of the painting to line and plane. Usually the line is merely a starter to a greater whole, I consider it an autonomous element in the composition. Though my work seems minimal, it takes form layer upon layer. This creates a transparency and reciprocity between foreground and background. I only use small formats. Due to the theme and its elaboration and the rather fundamental way of painting, the works have a detached appearance. They don’t allow much of a connection. The small format and the sometimes hazy depiction forces the viewer to stand closer and are an invitation to a physical and emotional approach. The absence of color and the dimmed lines and forms create a certain tranquility. The works demand white walls and a calm habitat. I hope they inspire you to forget the rush of the ratrace. What else is the purpose of art, if it has any purpose at all? ... (Read more)
Wetteren, BE

Landscape

Painting, Landscape
250 EUR

Angle

Painting, Abstract
250 EUR

Untitled

Painting, Abstract
250 EUR

Cornfield

Painting, Abstract
200 EUR

Composition

Drawing, Abstract
150 EUR

Composition

Drawing, Geometric
200 EUR

Landscape

Painting, Abstract
180 EUR

landscape

Painting, Landscape
200 EUR

Composition

Drawing, Abstract
150 EUR

Corner

Painting, Landscape
200 EUR
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