Une esthétique de l'espace
Jean-Pierre Van Tieghem
Photographs by Christian Carez
First monograph dedicated to the exceptional work of the Belgian abstract sculptor Jean-Pierre Ghysels.
Jean-Pierre Ghysels was born in Brussels in 1932. After graduating from the Maredsous art School in 1953, he went to Paris on a grant where he studied under Ossip Zadkine at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and developed stone carving technique at the Ecole des Beaux-arts. From 1958 to 1960 he traveled through Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Keenly interested in form, in 1965 he began to make a smooth transition from figurative work to abstraction. His bronze and copper sculptures are made of gentle, sparing shapes that are transformed by the play of light into subtle assemblages of solids and spaces. This monograph presents a striking and representative selection of the work of an artist who belongs to the lyrical abstract movement.
Jean-Pierre Van Tieghem is a Belgian contemporary art critic. He has a radio program on art and writes regularly for the magazine + -0.
Christian Carez is a Belgian photographer whose works are held in various private collections and museums in Europe and in the United States.