PAUL DE GOBERT (Ixelles, 1949)
Paul de Gobert is part of the hyperrealist movement which is represented in illusionism, construction from a central perspective, trompe-l’oeil, and the meticulous rendering of elements. He has renewed ties with the figurative tradition and created a new link between painting and architecture with mural images that use architecture as a support for a story which they address to passers-by. For Paul De Gobert this was also a way of distancing himself from commercial and modernist architecture. His work displays a lot of imagination and a taste for playfulness and humour. De Gobert has not taken architectonic form into account. He sometimes presents a work of art which gives the illusion of three dimensions on a two dimensional façade.