1967 "Linperr"

1967 "Linperr"

37" x 62"

Guillaume Leunens

Metal and fire, the material and element he got to know during his first practical job experiences, characterize the originality of Leunens' work. It would have been a logical consequence that the choice of that material and formative element make him participate in the new efforts made by the iron sculptors. However, Leunens did not take this direction, because when he started his experiments, he was already a painter. And when he had come to the point of wishing to abandon the traditional means of painting, which he found outdated for himself, he nevertheless always respected the pictorial means of expression and developed new techniques which, in his view, had to correspond better to the style of the modern world and allowed him to adapt more precisely the dimensional suggestions of this works to the extraordinary expansion of the spatial field at a time when the conquest of the cosmos was taking place.

E.L.; " La nouvelle République", March 23-24, 1968. Fire and Metal

Copyright 1996 ArtMetal / Victor Leunens