Art Gallery Pictura
Gallery for contemporary realism
Partly because of the sober colors in the background against which we mainly see many tranquil girl and woman figures. Almost overly realistic but beautifully shaped.
Walter Brems was born in Reet (Belgium) in 1947. Studied at the Royal Atheneum in Boom, at the Gem. Academy of fine arts in Niel, drawing, painting and graphic design at the Kon. Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. His work does not immediately radiate a lot of cheerfulness. But they have an incredible appeal. Partly because of the sober colors in the background against which we mainly see many tranquil girl and woman figures. Almost overly realistic but beautifully shaped. Inverted beauties, completely emotionless, they neither laugh nor cry. Their sensuality fascinates. Dreamy looks. What are they thinking about, what are they looking at?
His works also radiate a great emptiness. It is for good reason that he is sometimes referred to as the “painter of silence”.
Walter Brems' works are a mirror of his soul. The great difficulty he has with the prevailing superficiality, the impersonality of today's society, the sorrow for the beautiful things that are lost, all this is reflected in his very special, sometimes downright mysterious works.
Walter Brems' paintings are a constantly repeated and renewed monument of profundity, of astonishing virtuosity that does not exclude sensibility, but rather increases it, of expression that is clear and yet charged with mystery.