Thomas Maes and Vincent Messelier Mash Vernissage
ARTISTS MAES AND MESSELIER; INDEPENDENT AND ABLE
Projecting a mesh of creative flow from the heart and innovative business strategy from the mind; both of these artists exhibit courage and passion through their art careers – and upcoming event!
Next week, two talented men will take the spotlight in Kortrijk together as they show the fruits of their art careers, whilst remaining totally independent of outside management sources. Unlike the usual image of an artist submerged in his creative flow, these men are focused on conducting all of their own business affairs with serious direction. Both of these entrepreneurial artists wish to show the intensity of their focus on their art as well as their ability to curate and manage their own sales, shows and gallery. Both Maes and Messier are auto-dictate artists, but have undergone intensive studies and have experimented with a vast array of styles, techniques and subjects so as to constantly better their respective creative abilities. Over past years, both artists have held expositions and attained sales worldwide creating a name for themselves on the international art market. Vincent Messelier now runs his showroom ‘Atelier Mattisse’, where the two will put on display a selection of works for a two week exhibition.
VIP showing – July 18th of 2013
7 pm till 9 pm
Invitation request and RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to public viewing – July 19th to July 30th
Regular gallery hours
Special invites include
Mayor of Knokke-Heist Leopold Lippens
Mayor of Brasschaat Jan Jambon
Maestro Gabriel Meiring
Native to Kortrijk, Vincent Messelier began practicing creative techniques in 2006 and in just 7 years, he has held exhibitions in Dubai, New York, Brussels, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bari, Den Haag, Bruges and Paris. He has become a member of the Dubai Art Centre International and has been featured in the 2012 edition of the Contemporary Masters art book, Effetto Arte Magazine Italia, NY Arts Magazine and local newspapers. Last year, he received the Special Certificate of Recognition award from the annual Artavita Contest.
Messelier has coined a style of his own as ‘Meridianism’; wielding pallet knives, he works vertical and horizontal stripes into the wonderfully chaotic form on his canvas to create semi-abstract images of landscapes, structures, creatures and other subjects. He has also created a series and technique which caters well to commercial décor needs; superimposing photographs which he takes himself, he creates large layered prints which he can customize in colour and subject themes.
Akin to his compeer, Thomas Maes also began to explore artistic techniques and unearth his talents just over 7 years ago. Among his many achievements in this time are his features in 7 art books (including Contemporary Masters 2012), several art magazines, Belgian newspapers and several online articles and website profiles. He has taken part in 35 art events worldwide, his most recent being Art Monaco 2013. In May, he collaboratively organized and hosted an intimate art fair in Cannes, featuring 15 international artists. He now has his own art event planning and art world assistance business.
Inspired by his studies in architecture, physics, engineering, psychology, astronomy, etc, Maes recreates world structures and happenings in a dreamlike and meaningful fashion through paintings and sculptures. His works evoke feelings through symbolism and surrealism and channel thoughts of parallel dimensions, opportunities and solutions. His works resonate with great energy, yet they are carefully and precisely composed of natural and constructed forms and shaded to perfection. His colors are chosen with grace and significance. His style is certainly recognizable and unique.
Inspired by the blank canvas and the flow of his heart and mind, Messelier splashes his canvas with passion and energy. Contrarily, working on his design for up to months before hitting the canvas or raw materials, Maes creates in tune with the frequencies of the universe, extracting and carefully composing calculated structures and symbols of long studied subjects.
Maes’ intellectual art style and Messeleir’s expressive creative techniques both depict worldly structures and come from deep within their great persons. Sharing a passion for art and a desire to express their knowledge and perception, as well as their self-determination and discipline, the two have eagerly consolidated this vernissage. Maes and Messelier gladly invite interested parties and persons to join them for a cocktail reception and viewing this upcoming week at ‘Atelier Mattisse’.