Christine Comyn

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Lucia
Iris
Nora
Penelope
Maribel
Beate
Marthe
Franzi
Danaë
Beata
Dagny
Inger

Born in Tielt, Belgium, 1957

Education: Saint-Luke Academy, Ghent Professional artist since 1983


BOOKS: “Christine Comyn”, Ars Libris, 1997; “Christine Comyn”, Art In Belgium, 2000; “True Colours”, Museum Van Lien, 2003; “Christine Comyn”, Art In Belgium, 2006; “Marie Antoinette & La Douceur de l’Ignorance”, Lanoo, 2010

During the first twenty years of her career, Christine Comyn was known for her large acrylic paintings and watercolours. Her favourite subjects were portraits of young women, as she wanted to come as close as possible to paint that “perfect face”. In 2007 she started to combine her passion for contemporary female portraits with her interest for 18th century art and history, more specifically the character of Marie Antoinette, last queen of France. In the series of “La Douceur de l'Ignorance”, Christine shows that the present is definitely often a mirror of the past: humanity always evolving, but this evolution progresses in cyclic waves. As beauty remains a very important facet of Comyn's work, the artist is also very inspired by dance. Through the canvas she brings her own interpretation language of the body into the picture.

Exit Magazine

1/07/2010

Interview with the artist about the exhibition "La Douceur de l'Ignorance".

De Morgen

7/05/2010

Marie-Antoinnette Article dealing with the exhibition La Douceur de l'ignorance

Eventail Magazine

1/05/2010

La Douceur de l'ignorance

Knack Weekend

21/04/2010

7/05/2010

6/05/2010

Univers des Arts

15/01/2018

Article in the French Magazine Univers des Arts, January 2018

2018
Begemot Galeria, Barcelona, ES

2017
Amour, Absolute Art Gallery, Brugge-Bruges, BE

2015
Songe au clair de l'eau, Absolute Art Gallery, Knokke, BE
KunstRai Amsterdam, NL

2014
PAN Amsterdam, RAI, Amsterdam, NL
Art Up (Lille), Foire d'art contemporain, FR

2013
"Body Language", Absolute Art Gallery, Brugge, BE
Lille Art Fair, FR
MPV Gallery, Den Bosch, NL
Eurantica, Brussels, BE

2012
Art Gent, Foire d'art, Gent, BE

2011
Lineart Art Fair, Flanders Expo, Ghent, BE
The Myth Of The Ultimate Creature, Knokke, BE
Art Paris, Grand Palais, Foire d'art internationale au Grand Palais
Galerie Mark Peet Visser, Den Bosch (NL)

2010
Lineart International Art Fair, Flanders Expo, Gent, BE
Lineart International Art Fair, Flanders Expo, Ghent (B)
Consulate of France in Antwerp (B)
Rittarihuone (in collaboration with Breguet), Helsinki (FIN)
Leonhard’s Gallery, Antwerp (B)
 “La Douceur de l’Ignorance” Absolute Art Gallery, Knokke (B)
"La douceur de l'Ignorance", Trianon Palace Hotel, Versailles (FR)

2009
“The Twilight Zone”, Absolute Art Gallery, Knokke (B)
Galerie MPV, ’s Hertogenbosch (NL)

2007
Rittarhuset (in cooperation with Breguet), Stokholm (SWE)
Leonhard’s Gallery, Antwerp (B)

2006
“Horae”, Absolute Art Gallery, Knokke & Brugge (B)
Rittarihuone (in collaboration with Breguet), Helsinki (FIN)
Galerie Elysées, Paris (FR)
National Museum of Copenhagen (in cooperation with Breguet), Copenhagen (DNK)

2004
New York Art Expo, New York (USA)
Ambiente & Tendence, Franfurter Messe, Frankfurt (DEU)

2003
“Retrospective exhibition”, Museum Van Lien, Fijnaart (NL)

2002
Ambiente & Tendence, Franfurter Messe, Frankfurt (DE)
 “True Colours”, Absolute Art Gallery, Knokke & Brugge (B)

2001
Kunstrai, Amsterdam (NL)

2000
Manoir de l’ Engagiste, Orbec (FR)

1999
“Amazing Graces”, Absolute Art Gallery, Knokke (B)
Holland Art Fair, Den Haag (NL)
Kenneth Raymond Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida (USA)

1998
Palm Desert Art Gallery, Palm Desert, California (USA)
Le Prix International d’ Art Contemporain de Monte Carlo, Monaco

1997
Retrospective exhibition with first monograph in the Casino of Ostend (B)

1993
Miami Art Fair, Florida (USA)
Art Gallery Villa d’ Arte, Barranquilla (COL)

1992
Europ Art, Genève (CHE)

1988
Thermae Palace, Ostend (B)

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