Hilde Goossens

Hilde Goossens

Sint-Maria-Oudenhove, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

About Hilde Goossens

At first sight, the paintings of Hilde Goossens can strike the viewer as fleeting, sketchy and tachistic compositions: a world of paint, stain, gesture and movement, brushed briskly across the canvas in a pale saturated color palette of warm, monotone blue-gray, ocher brown and moss-green hues. These broken colors rival with recessed whites and grays, creating a rhythmic game of visual concentrations that not only emphasize the permanent light, but also the evocative sense of space and atmosphere that is almost literally airy. Her figuration is rooted in a surreal imagery - alienation and an immense silence -however, she has a romantic melancholic slant in tone and in a radically realistic idiom. The anonymous man in the crowd. Volatility and tranquility clash theatrically like two mischievous riders. Fascinated by the current visual culture, she rearranges these incentives to images from the ordinary, the strange, the unbearable and the impossible. A pictorial game that simply relies on the power of her imagination and craft skill to evoke emotions and moods.


2004 - 2006
Painting lessons and art history, Academy of Arts, Waasmunster, Belgium.

1994 - 1997
Free Plastic Arts, Sint-Lucas Institute, Ghent, Belgium. With Great Distinction.

1983 - 1994
Drawing and Painting Lessons, Academy of Arts, Waasmunster, Belgium.


Selection for Yoc.today
Selection for Kunstwerkt (magazine)
Zebrastraat: Artist of the month March, Ghent, 2016
Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, 2015


CC De Meent, Alsemberg, BE

Rendez-vous at Gallery Resonans, Ghent, BE
RAFT at Square42, Ostend, BE

Gallery HuisHuis, Ghent, BE
Sporen, Hamme, BE
ID+Art Center, Hamme, BE
SQ42, Ostend, BE

Shizuoka Art Palet, Japan
SIG, Aalst, BE
ID+Art Center, Hamme, BE
Zebrastraat, Ghent, BE

Jardin D'amis, Hamme, BE
ID+Art Center, Hamme, BE
Cabin Art 2015, Sint-Idesbald, BE