Phil van Duynen
Having graduated summa com laude from ENSAV 'La Cambre' in 1995 on a travel brought back from Brazil, he quickly became successful as an image creator in Brussels and Paris. For several years he painted large size acrylics between abstraction and figuration, but in 1989 he shifted to advertising. There he sharpened his passion for image through his work as an art director and then creative director. Many times awarded nationally and internationally, a retrospective of his advertising work took place in the 'Seed Factory', Brussels in 2002. Frequently directing photo shootings, he went to pass from time to time on the other side of de camera.In 2004 he planned particular road maps to shoot the American West and then the East of China. The pictures he brought back in a solo show at the Fotomuseum of Antwerp. In 2010 he was asked to give a contemporary vision on the historical event 'Ommegang'. A solo show made of both photographies and digital paintings on the theme of 'anachronism' took place in the Coudenberg, Brussels. More recently he felt the need to dedicate more time to personal artistic projects, resulting in a first series of composite photographies: the 'Bits & Species' Project. Some of the pieces were shown in the Macro Roma in 2015. He participated in several collective exhibitions in Brussels and Paris, and the Macro Roma exhibition moved to the Vanderborght museum Brueels. The series presented here made the subject of a second solo show at Galerie Nardone, then took part in the '10 petits belges sur la montagne' exhibition at 'Dynastie', Mont des Arts, Brussels, 2016 presented in 'KIAF' 2017 (korea intl art fair). A last series 'HUMANIMAL' was shown in Galerie Nardone.