New Sexy & Dandy Artist Eddy Bogaert

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In occasion of Miami Art Basel I choose to do a special and exclusive interview to my friend and artist Eddy Bogaert who made a wonderful ART SHOW. As you know my passion is Fashion but Art is the main Value of my life. I’m a ART-LOVER and I love to help and support artist. No matters what they do, if they do with heart! In each painting I can see and feel a true emotion! So this is the main reason I wanted to do an interview to Eddy Bogaert because he’s a real new dandy artist. I know him since 2 years. When the  first time he show me his works of art I was truly attracted by his colorful and powerful style.

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1. What’s your style of art called?

I like to describe it as “chaotic balance.” At first glance, it may appear to be random and without direction, but as you let the painting envelope your senses you will find that a subtle balance begins to emerge.

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2. What is your ethnic background, Eddy?

My mother was from the Dominican Republic and my father from Belgium. I have qualities and traits from both of them, and appreciate the diverse cultural experiences that I had as a child. I was born in New York, spent most of my youth in Florida and school in Connecticut; as well as spending a good deal of time in Spain

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3. Where have you shown your artwork?

In all honesty, I have not shown at a gallery … yet. Some of the smaller venues which have hosted my shows include: Loftwoods, which is an amazing photography studio owned by Michael Eisenberg; a few fashion stores in New York City, such as Y-CLAD Jewelry Store and The French Corner; and recently, I had a show at Subject, which is a bar in the Lower East Side and at Exchange Alley in the East Village. I am really excited about my upcoming show during Art Basel at Eden Roc Hotel in South Beach.

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4. How long have you been painting?

I have been painting more and more seriously during the last two years, as a result of many people enjoying it and encouraging me to dedicate more time for my art. I must admit that I was never pursuing art as a career. Usually, I would find a reason to express myself through painting and give them as gifts to my friends. When people started to offer to buy my work, well that helped me become more serious about my art. I have studied a lot of street art here in New York City, and other urban settings; it serves as a source of inspiration and gives me a willingness to explore different mediums, colors and forms. My first memory of picking up a paint brush was when I was about six years old, so I think I’ve always had a passion for art and creating beauty in my own unique way.

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5. When you use images or pictures of a certain model, what makes you choose that face or particular girl?

Usually their beauty draws me to them. Most of my art has an undertone of sexual attraction, passion and desire; so I choose the images according to my own preferences and what intrigues or arouses me.

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6. You said your artwork tells stories. Are the stories your experiences or models?

The stories are mine; what I am feeling, my thoughts and the emotions that surround me as I am painting. Throughout my life I have been surrounded with a diverse cultural heritage and experienced life in many countries around the world. My art is like my life, and is rich with many layers which add a deep complexity to my artwork; full of diverse experiences, influences and contrasting aesthetics. I draws inspiration from high fashion street art , glamorous city nightlife and pop-culture. I embed magazine covers, comp cards from fellow models, as well as editorial images. My artwork has a variety of techniques including combines, collage, spray painting and Jackson Pollock-style splatter painting. Juxtaposed in the complex layers, the paintings have discreet subliminal messages; which can be seen under certain lighting conditions if one is paying close attention.

Thank you so much Eddy for your time and artistic emotional work. Looking forward to see you again.

 

Welcome to my world, my fashion world, hope you enjoy my adventures in life and in fashion.

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