ART TO PURCHASE: Fred Michiels from Belgium


Michiels was born in 1966, in Belgium
Lives and works in Sambreville, Belgium

Fred Michiels: the quintessence of Freedom

Fred Michiels is an artist from Belgium, homeland of so many prestigious artists such as Jan Van Eyck, Bruegel, Rubens, Paul Delvaux, René Magritte, Michael Borremans or Alechinsky.

Michiels found the right bias to paint his own part by choosing a technique that would fit his inspiration, not the opposite. It can be oil or watercolor, thick or thin, on paper, on canvas, on cardboard, on books, on notebooks, on whatever he finds to serve his purpose. His only constraint doesn’t come from the technique but from the choice of… a good cigar ; almost every time a new flavor, a new brand, a new sensation. This is how Michiels works, and thinks his paintings

He works a lot to try things, and to keep a Free gesture.

When looking at his incredible body of work, anyone understand he has processed some sort of digestion of that history of art of the Old Europe.

His art is now free, with a new vocabulary of color mix with a free gesture. This is what Belgium Artist, Fred Michiels is able to achieve, with no boundaries or strings attached.

Beatrice Chassepot, Los Angeles, February 18th, 2017


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Landscape for Buckminster Fuller #2



Drawing and Painting, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Sint Lucas, Antwerp (1984-1988)
Drawing and Painting, The Cooper Union, New York City (1993-1996)


2016 The mesolimbic pathway
2016 Welcome to the Anthropocene @ EXIT 11
2016 Some Things Refute Beginning Or End (S.T.R.B.O.E)
2016 Anything I wanted I did (I am pretty easy-going) Monotypes
2016 Ils avaient d’autres lièvres à courir
2015 Too much feels very good (T.M.F.V.G.) (catalogue)
2015 Anna Loog @ Gallery NavArt Sint-Niklaas
2015 Unfinished Performance@ Er hangt iets in de lucht-festival s’ Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
2015 The Utmost Ease (T.U.E.) @ Freespace Sambreville
2015 Painting The Daily Practice of F.T Marinetti @ WorkPlace in Antwerp
2014 Drawing @ PAK GISTEL
2013-14 There could be a fool on the hill, but there is no hill… (in Amsterdam, Munchen, Kopenhagen en Hildesheim)
2013 The best artists are flat artists @ WorkPlace Antwerp
2013 Un Bleu Ne Signifie Rien @ Oude Pastorij Westmalle
2013 Perception d’une Non-realité @ SecondRoom
2012 We are Not Here W.a.N.H. @ Gallery Ephémère in Thuin Belgium
2012 Un geste de couleur @ Eva Steynen Deviations
2012 Toeval als Figuratief Element – Performance @ Secret Kitchen Gallery Temse
2012 maquette for an exhibition’ @ ProjectROOM Charleroi
2011 Spare parts for an exhibition galerie Les Contemporains +-, Brussels
2010 D’Abord tu pleure et en suite tu es triste @ Projectroom Charleroi
2008 Roze Kiekens en Purpere Rijz @ Brakke Grond Amsterdam
2007-2009 Not for Tourists @ Ottilia Pribilla Gallery in Antwerp
2003 Typologies of Buildings CC Westmalle
1994 vzw Negen/Het Quadrivium – Antwerp





2017 “All I can do is produce misery. (with a good cigar) – 43 x 30 cm, acrylic and spray paint on hardboard

#16 PRICE: $1825

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2017  “For the rest of the day I feel uncomfortable. (even with a good cigar)” – 43 x 30 cm, acrylic and spray paint on hardboard

#17 PRICE: $1825

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2017 – 60 x 40 cm “a hot mood for sex and submission” acrylic on paper a2 –

#12 PRICE: $2500    

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2016 – “an autumn walk” – 30 x 30 cm – acrylic and spray paint on canvas .

#14 PRICE: $2400

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2017 “Your health is better when others are healthy too” – watercolor on paper, 15 x 21 cm


#15 PRICE:  $900

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