Johan Van Mullem
Born in Isiro, Democratic Republic of Congo, 1959. Lives and works in Belgium.
Johan van Mullem paints ethereal images that reveal the core qualities of human nature and the human capacity for adaptation. He works with oil-based inks on wood boards and on canvas. While van Mullem is influenced by the haunting qualities of artworks by William Blake and Francisco Goya, he does not look to the art historical canon for guidance and instead cites artistic technique and the conveyance of emotion as his primary concerns.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Bleu Topique, Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins, Mougins, France (2018); 3 Espaces, 3 Univers, LOO & Lou Gallery, Paris (2018); Galerie Duchoze, Rouen, France (2016); Musee D’Ixelles, Brussels (2016); Face à Face, Galerie Schwab Beaubourg, Paris (2015); Johan Van Mullem, Fiat Lux, 10 Hanover, London (2015); HUS Gallery at SP-Arte, Brazil (2014).
Selected Group Exhibitions
L’expressionisme contemporain en France et ses marges, Kaunas, Lithuania (2017); Abstract X ed #1 and 2, Aeroplastics, Bruxelles (2017); This is not a landscape, Pak Gistek, Bellgium (2016); ART’UP, Lille, France (2015).
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