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Philippe DA FONSECA

(Belgium, 1959 -)

When he arrived at La « S » Grand Atelier, in 2000, Philippe Da Fonseca had already acquired an almost intuitive formal vocabulary: ships, churches, trees, suns, moons. We can still distinguish them at times in his later abstract compositions where successive layers create an opaque - transparent interplay. The work of Philippe Da Fonseca has long been strictly painted in black and white but a vivid palette has lately burst out, something which has certainly to do with the arrival of a new colourist art facilitator.