Marc De Waele - Press Coverage
Here is what the press has had to say about my
work. These are actual copies of the newspaper articles about me.
The English translation has been paraphrased for easier reading.
International Academy of
Design and Technology "The Academy Lecture Series"
The Academy Online would like
to again thank Marc De Waele and The Art Symphony LLC for their
participation in The Academy Lecture Series. Having the opportunity to speak
firsthand with someone as talented as Marc is exactly what our design
students’ need throughout their academic programs. Our student body has been
raving about the lecture and a few students contacted me personally just to
tell me how much they enjoyed Marc and his artwork. Below you will find the
needed URL that will allow you to watch the archived footage of the lecture.
Article on Marc De Waele published in the Examiner:
What’s Hot Tampa Bay
Wearable Art Article by Ro Martinez, page 20 – 23, The Winter Fashion
Edition, Vol. 2, Issue 12.
Marc De Waele Sculpture
Unveiled in the Palma Ceia District in Tampa
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Realistic — “Art Symphony” Trompe L'oeil, the style of his paint symbolic.
He restored the Palace of the
King of Brussels from 1984—1987
As a native of D’Eeklo he did
sculptures, Arios drawings, from his work.
He studied with Dr. J B De
Bruyn and did historical painting and learned many different styles and the
use of many different materials.
He is very talented and will
have much success in the future. He works with many styles — like a symphony
and he wouldn’t be complete with just one style.
He is hoping to go to USA to
Miami — to open his horizons. Would like to work at film studios.
The town of Huy asked Marc to
make a Fresco from the nicest places around the town of Huy. Marc did a work
like looking into a shop window he had to do the work in 4 weeks. Similar.to
Fresco’s in Italy it is located in a Statte-Rene Dubois, France.
The most important spots
around the town: The Cathedral, the Bassinia fountain, 3 bridges, the Meuse
waterfront, the 3 smoke stacks of Tihange, the Fort, Cable car,
Train station famous people —
editor of newspaper — made in the style of LucGenot a famous artist —who he
admired because he paints with the same subjects. If you have noticed —
there is a peacock in this painting a trademark with a red lace.
Marc De Waele from Ghent lived
in Huy for 2 yrs. And was very pleased with their culture, painting —
Realistic but also in the style of Trumpeloeil, made the painting senatrece
— mayor of Huy — Anne marie Lizin.
The cost of the painting was
6,250.00, made area more attractive — made parking lot, 23’x 16’.
Then was coming the King for
Marc De Wade, born 1962, say farewell to construction work to begin full
time career in art to make restoration of the Palace for the King in Brussel.
He is also busy with the same techniques ih his studio and so he makes his
own style “Realisme Santastique”. There he mixes his own styles such as
surrealism, expressionism, Ect. Transfonns these into his own special style.
He makes many expositions with his work. Two of his works are displayed at
the Museum Schone Kunsten Van Munchen, Germany.
EDITOR: Have you attended art school?
MARC: Yes, I attended art school in Eeklo. I can begin Restoration work for
the Palace from the King in Brussel. When I worked there, I had contact with
Kunstpatrinonium, Brussel. There I was referred to private school for wood,
marble and tromploeill painting. I received special awards for my work
EDITOR: What Have you made at the palace?
MARC: I work to restore the palace using polychrome, marble painting,
restoring old paintings, restoring ceilings, using gold leaf I worked with
great artists from all over the world to complete this project.
I also worked for the King to paint his private residence.
EDITOR: What is the difference between the technique and style used in your
paintings and the restoration work?
MARC: Painting on canvas and painting in a building are two different
techniques. As a painter I work from my own ideas. No one can say they are
an artist because they have graduated art school. It is a lifestyle. There
are many ups and downs; many people criticize your work.
When as an artist I am called upon to do restoration, I learned every
different technique. I then sometimes incorporate those techniques into my
paintings, resulting in my own style of art.
Marc DeWaele, of Eeklo, makes
exposition in Knokke, Belgium from August 31. Marc De Waele, 24 makes
exposition in the hotel Elyssec with his few pieces of work; he has
demonstrated a style unique to the world. Marc started as a student of art
learning oil, water paints very quickly he became successful from
expositions first Eeklo, Roesecare, Knesselare and Gent, there the people
were very interested in his work. In 1984, he took special lessons in art
history, after these lessons, he combined all styles he learned to form his
own style. The art critique stated this is a style never seen before. So
unique in this time using gold leafing copper, and marble painting.
You cannot describe in one
word his work. A very unique style captures the attention of art critic’s
worldwide. For this reason he had exposition in hotel Elyssec, Greatest in
Elisavvihlan, Knokke, Belgium. Young artist of Eeklo, does restoration work
in palace. “Then was the King to show Appreciation”
The artist, Marc De Waele, 23 years of age, completed 5 years schooling in
art. No one ever thought he would be so successful so quickly. When he was a
child his artistic expression was noticeable. It was in his blood. In
school, he perfected his talents. In the beginning he worked with charcoal
and oil paints. He soon realized he had needed to use different mediums to
enhance his artwork.
After working in construction
for a couple years, he was invited to restore the Palace of the king of
Belgium. The King often took time to speak with Marc and to show his
appreciation; he invited him to restore his private residence. He also is
speaking with Princess Caroline, Monaco to do restoration work.
Sunday morning, at the
Vegetable Market, in Gent, Marc De Waele and Ruidi Ecckhondt, two young
artists from Eeklo, had an idea to go to the marketplace to paint. The
people enjoyed to two young artist's work and soon many other artists joined
them to create an artistic atmosphere, which has now grown to be one of the
greatest attractions in Gent.