Mounted canvas and luminous décor in Perspex (1988)
He has created two tableaux of 60 metres which face each other and depict different episodes. The artist chose two themes: “L’incendie de Néron et les surhommes” (The fire of Nero and the supermen) and “la bataille des stylites” (The battle of the stylites) for two completely different results, colour schemes and styles. In one series the characters’ actions, their environment and architectural motifs prevail, while a collage composition and a play on spaces dominate in the other series. The work of art tells a story of disaster, fire and escape. The direct nature of the representation is typical of comic strips. Both the tableaux are also very different as regards use of colour. On one side, bright yellow and red dominate; while the opposite frieze is mainly made up of darker colours and characters who seem to be stuck to the images like cut-outs.
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FERNAND FLAUSCH (1948 – 2013)
Fernand Flausch studied at the Academy in his home city of Liège and later went on to be a professor there. He was captivated by the monumental aspect of architecture. He has had the chance to show his talent in this area several times, and has created decorative murals in many public buildings. Fernand Flausch is a versatile artist who works with a variety of artistic disciplines. He paints, draws, designs, sculpts and creates street furniture. His work can be described as neo pop art. His main themes are American comic strips and cars. Initially Fernand Flausch limited himself to rather conservative works and his creations were rather populist. After several decades of experience, Flausch took the step of spreading his art throughout Belgium, and later on well outside the national borders.