1967 · Belgium
Pairing the precision of modern photography with the visual energy of abstract patterns and colors, Belgian artist Jean-Luc Moerman blends media in an act of powerful expression of past meeting present.
Borrowing swirling arabesques reminiscent of past calligraphic traditions, Moerman applies these forms to figures and backgrounds as a contemplation on the history and meaning of mark-making in the larger history of art. Though these painted elements take on an amorphous, organic quality, Moerman’s forms also question the nature of self-representation and the ways in which we modify and make up our own bodies in the acts of everyday life.
Born in Brussels, Belgium, in 1967, Moerman enjoyed the first solo exhibition of his work in 1995 at Galerie B.A. Mickan in Germany. In more recent decades, Moerman’s work has been showcased at both the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean in Luxembourg; the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Calais; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai; and The Flag Art Foundation in New York City. Today Moerman is based in Brussels, Belgium.