About Erik Pevernagie
"Always starting from an event from the collective memory Pevernagie paints a very insecure world in his very particular way. Half figurative, half abstract he mixes elements of ashes, sand, metal cuttings on his canvas. He starts with a simple graffiti, a sketch of a person or a detail from daily life. These are used as a pretext for a network of pure and well structured geometrical lines, covering the whole surface of the canvas in order to bring about emotion. The titles are like twinkles in the eye. They are to be interpreted as one feels it: in the first or in the second degree. Astonishing in this work is the message that is brought to life. The artist asks questions. Life is seen by Pevernagie in different ways and painting is a way to express them."(Stephane Rey & Colette Berthot) Son and pupil of painter Louis Pevernagie (1904 - 1970). Master in Germanic Philology (Brussels University). Postgraduat Cambridge University. Professor Erasmus University. President of the Recreative International Centre (cultural organisation ). Member of the Accademia Internazionale del Verbano di Lettere, Arti,Scienze.
Exhibitions in Brussels, Antwerp, Paris, Berlin, Dsseldorf, Amsterdam, London, New York.,