Patrick Van Craenenbroeck
Patrick spent his youth in the region of Liedekerke and Affligem, on the outskirts of the “Pajottenland”. He studied drawing and ceramics at the Academies of Fine Arts in Zottegem and Liedekerke and then studied bronze molding techniques at the Academy of Fine Arts in Anderlecht. His characters are defined by power, dynamism, and mysticism: a petrified expression; a primitive force. They are the shadows of fire; they are everywhere and all the time. Van Craenenbroeck tries to pull the characters out of time into today’s narrative reality through form, movement, expression, processing of materials and the use of fire to bring them to a transcendent time without ‘history. They are “Time Travelers”.