“Man before door with bolt”, 1969
Roger Raveel (born in 1921) is a contemporary Belgian painter, linked with the Pop Art movement. He was born in Machelen-aan-de-Leie, and still lives and works there.
In the 1950’s Raveel developed his typical style: the use of large white spaces, which reflect a vast contrast with the subjects of his paintings, representing the daily life on the countryside. Raveel draws simple things, like animals, farmers on the fields, a man on a bike… , and mixes them with abstract objects: rectangles and lines in basic colors, pasted together by white areas.
“The procession of paintings 1978 in Machelen-aan-de-Leie”, 1978
The free exhibition at De Loketten of the Flemish Parliament consists of a couple of installations, some artwork for books, and a dozen of large paintings. They were brought together from private collections.
The World of Roger Raveel
Date: March 12th – June 13th 2009
Open: Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Place: De Loketten
Address: IJzerenkruisstraat 99, 1000 Brussel
Text and photos: Filip De Haes