JEAN-PIERRE GHYSELS (Brussels, 1932)
He studied at the Ecole des Métiers d’art in Maredsous and then took lessons in Paris from Ossip Zadkine. Jean-Pierre Ghysels has a thorough command of many different sculpture techniques, but his preferred material for many years now has been metal, above all copper and bronze. When he started out, the artist chose easily recognisable themes for his works of art. Later on his works evolved more and more towards constructive sculptures. Most of Ghysels sculptures are a mixture of sobriety and sensuality, force and sensitivity, consideration and organic growth in a successful synthesis. Over the years, the artist’s desire to create larger and larger works of art has continued to grow. The format not only increases the power of expression, but it also allows Ghysels to perfectly confront his creations with architectonic mass and space.