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"Stephan Tessely, a Flemish Art Painter - School of Latem"
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ART GALLERY PIRON
Tessely's landscapes are not to be found anywhere.They exist only in him. They represent nature only to very small per cent, but they are loaded with a strong
psychological power. A painter like Tessely must first forget what he has seen, or better , let it sink away in his own self. He cannot paint if a work did not grow and ripe in him. Only then he is able to umload it and create it in his studio on canvas in his thick pulpy colours. Each of Tessely's paintings is a compromise between sensory perception and extra sensorial feelings.
Together they build the indeterminate element in his work.
Each painting has his own rhytm, its own breath, its own life.
Like all abstract artists Tessely does not represent nature. He does not copy it, but creates each painting out of his own nature.
Tessely's art is neither mere abstraction, nor mere realism : it oscillates between those poles.
Sometimes he paints in a joy full mood, sometimes sad, or he may choose warm colours.
Many works have brown - red - yellow as main tone, but he often surprises us with blue-white and black.
He chooses sober colours, deep tones, sets them little transparant, but thick and powerfull.
Tessely is undoubtely a painter of our time, he does not paint in two dimensions like many contemporaries
His powerfull technique and refined mastering of the colours grant his paintings much depth in the space as well as in the spirit of the landscapes.
His paintings may give a shock, but they will never offend, as he is not brutish.
Seeing, admiring that work of art will create a certain mood in us : that is to be called magic.