Tom Liekens (°1977, Bonheiden, Belgium) makes authentic work with a very own visual language and holds a very unique position within the art world.
In his monumental paintings and collages we often see nature in her artificial form as we know it
The artist lives and works in Antwerp. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 1999. He participated in numerous exhibitions in Belgium and abroad, won the Camille Huysmans Prize for Painting (2006) and was nominated for the Art Price of the Province of Antwerp (2005). His work is included in numerous private and public collections, such as the M HKA, Belfius, National Bank Belgium, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Antwerp University, Antwerp Art Collection and Museum of Bommel-Van Dam Venlo.
The exhibition at Light Cube Art Gallery starts with a large painting ‘Fôret de Fontainebleau’, named after the immense forest half an hour's drive from Paris which between 1830 and 1850 was a huge attraction spot for a number of plein-air painters in search of direct contact with the virgin nature, away from the city and the academism.