1982 (Gare de l’Ouest) / 2011 (Beekkant)
This stained glass window is made up of fifteen consecutive elements. The equal distribution of
basic geometrical shapes is accompanied by a regular repetition of colours. They return several times but each time in different forms and at different heights. This integration is perfect because the composition is an essential part of the wall itself and at the same time fulfils a luminous function.
The geometric abstraction shows its search for balance in the shapes as well as in the colours. Horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines are linked to one another and alternate with a square, a rectangle and a triangle. Add to this the relation with the geometrical metal construction of the roof, the effects of the light, the colour and luminosity of the glass and you will obtain a wall and a space
which radiate with character and beauty.
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GUY VANDENBRANDEN (1926 – 2014)
As a member of the “Art Abstrait” (Abstract art) group he discovered pure and non-figurative conceptions of compositions and applied them in his work. He uses geometric shapes which he integrates into the architecture.
Vandenbranden always departs from the same style principles: a strict limitation of material and form, a solid construction, pure and simple images and a clear rhythm. He uses modern materials in his works: concrete, polyester and aluminium.
Vandenbranden’s works of art are closer to scientific thought than artistic expressions based on intuition. Clarity, functionality and clear logic stand out in his works. For several years now, the artist has considered his paintings and reliefs as projects that will one day be carried out in a monumental format.