Fabrice was born in Amsterdam in 1961 and has been living in this Dutch capital ever since. His background though is multi-culti. Ancestors of Fabrice come from Germany, Italy and Netherland East-Indies.
Although Fabrice has always been and still is a great lover of music and is gifted with musical talent himself, playing the piano, the violin and percussion, he
decided in his teens to specialize in visual arts.
In his education on the Rijksacademie drawing was a very important item, seen as a basis for all creative visual expressions. After a long way of experimenting with and researching of materials and tools, Fabrice found his own style, which can be called quite contrary, but authentic. Yet he maintained drawing and putting lines in the right places as starting point for his work.
Fabrice uses every possible surface, often recycled, to animate it with his dancing lines and vibrant colours.
He finds inspiration in everyday life and in every living subject, that populates our planet.
In the eighties murals in public space by Fabrice were quite famous. He created several hundreds of them, mostly in Amsterdam, but also in different cities throughout the Netherlands and Germany.
Most of them have vanished, because buildings were renovated or demolished.
Nowadays Fabrice is still commisioned by associations and private persons for murals.
Since 2003 Fabrice uses the technic of mosaics, which he feels as "painting with fragments".
Quote Fabrice: "It's an odd phenomenon: I collect massive amounts of glassmaterial, marbles, ceramics, natural stones and remnants of Amsterdam excavations, then cut them into smaller pieces in my workshop, so it looks like a heap of debris. But when I arrange all these fragments on an ugly wall according to my vision, they turn into a sustainable and inspiring Megamosaïc, that makes people happy, when they look at it."
In Amsterdam there are five Megamosaïcs by Fabrice, that can be experienced like jewels to be cherished and that brighten up, animate and inspire the city even more, than it does by its existence itself.
A video about one of these mosaïcs you can find on http://vimeo.com/76034209
Fabrice likes to work on his art in public space, but then a relief for him it is to be back in in his studio to devote to his real passion: the art of painting.
Artwork by Fabrice has been sold to many collectors in the Netherlands, as well as in Belgium, Germany, France, Scotland, Netherland Antilles, USA, Brazil and Australia.
CBK- Amsterdam, group-exhibition,
project "Tribute to Astrid Roemer"
Creating mural in City-park Amsterdam
action-painting Art-fair The Hague
Coster Diamonds, Museumplein, Amsterdam
To many to mention in the Netherlands.
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Bonaire, Netherland Antilles, Dutch Carribean