Art Gallery Pictura
Gallery for contemporary realism
Marc van Crombrugge, born in 1954, followed lessons for 6 years at the St Lukas Institute in Brussels (1969-1975), after which he also worked in K.I.K. in Brussels (Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage), where he took a one-year course in restoration and conservation methods (1980). From 1981 to 1994 he worked as a designer, illustrator and photographer in Brussels in the audiovisual sector. From 1993 he was able to express his creativity mainly in the advertising world, especially the illustration. From the early 1990s he illustrated for large agencies, such as The Artbox in Brussels, Top Drawers in Amsterdan and Meiklejohn in London. At the end of the 1990s, the traditional advertising illustration was almost completely supplanted by its digital version and photography. It obliged him to take various jobs, in addition to further developing in digital image editing, but eventually he returned to his first love in the early 2000s: the painting. Due to the vast experience gained in a life of drawing and painting, he can effortlessly use various techniques with each other and with each other, always with an eye for quality and durability. Craftsmanship is central, in addition to an artistic experience.