Website : www.dirkdekeyzer.com/
Country : Belgium
Dirk De Keyzer (b. 1958) worked in a factory as a child, before pursuing studies at the Royal academy of Eeklo. It was there that he discovered his predilection for bronze. It became more and more obvious that bronze would be the only medium for him to give expression to his inner most thoughts and artwork. Fascinated by great sculptors like George Minne, Constantin Meunier and Auguste Rodin, he reinvented and explored the possibilities of the by then almost lost art of the "lost wax" method. In contrast to his influences, Dirk departs from the classical form-idiom and manages to develop his very own language in sculpting. This is the reason why it is impossible to place his art under certain trends or movements.