Ballroom Gallery

Arthur Dufoor

(b. 1997), lives and works in Brussels, Belgium
©Jonas Reubens

Arthur Dufoor’s work departs from a radical intuitive and therapeutical approach, communicating raw emotions and expressive sensibility through large scale oil paintings. Drawing from diverse influences such as mannerism, baroque and post-modernist painters, Dufoor’s work always balances between the confessional and the brutal. His paintings constitute an abstract language, but always remain close to life in a quest for ‘the perfect painting’. Functioning as a large-scale diary, Dufoor’s work often integrates various notes and quotes from his daily life. In doing so, the tension between personal vulnerability and the ruthlessness of the abstract language becomes apparent.