Art Madrid'24 – Yves Decamps – I Want To Break Free! (2023)
about Yves Decamps
Amberes (Bélgica), 1976
Yves Decamps considers himself as a recycler of internet trash. Digitally combining a variety of images, he seeks to communicate his ideas through the classic medium of portraiture. His paintings are not merely paintings, they are carefully edited constructions where painting functions as a tool and not as a medium on its own. He gets his inspiration from everyday reality which he prefers to digest through humor and absurdity. Although he hasn't been living in Belgium for many years, he regards himself as a typical Belgian painter because of the clear presence of sureality in his work, a tradition which at least has been going on since the Flemish primitives.