JACQUES BAGE (Liège, 1942)
Born in Liège, Jacques Bage studied at the “Institut Saint- Luc” in Mons and specialised in painting and engraving at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Mons, and also in ceramics at Hornu. Since the middle of the 1970s, Jacques Bage has taken part in many different exhibitions. From time to time we can observe a more abstract element in Bage’s work, but his most recent paintings are more concrete, with nature as a source of inspiration, as it was at the beginning of his artistic career. The landscapes which he paints exude a hazy, misty atmosphere, in which shapes are substituted with coloured veils, whether they are clouds, trees or water movements. In many of his recent works, the colours are slightly more pure and contrasted, and are the result of carefully controlled brushstrokes.