Christian Develter was born in 1968 in Blankenberge, West Flanders , Belgium but resides and works in Asia since the nineties.
“Develter’s sense of the beautiful and the individual strength and spirit of his protagonists with his close-up narrative is developed through careful consideration of line, lighting and geometry as well as his perspicacious awareness of the power of color to reveal that which is behind the surface of each character. At the heart of these works is a search not just for physical beauty but also for something of the spirit that embraces and motivates each one in our era of hyper celebrity.”
(Ian Findlay-Brown, Editor-in-Chief Asian Art News Hong Kong)
He gets inspiration for his paintings from impressions and experiences in both cultures he lived in and his quest to create beauty is a never ending evolving process.
His approach is highly emotional and the result is a visual feast of colors of live . Each canvas emanates layers of turbulence with impeccable style and sensuality.
Under the modish contemporary façade of Christian’s work lies a classical working approach, re-utilizing traditional painting traditional painting techniques used by the Flemish masters thereby continuing an ancient tradition but in new, daring and innovative ways.
Christian’s uniqueness lies in his radical choice of strong colors and his mixture of oils and acrylics , usually preferring to combine them with bold shapes. His works are deeply powerful and compelling in the way they capture light and space, translating his desire to create large paintings.
Christians’ studio Warp 54 is located in Bangkok on the shores of the Chao Phraya river behind the Portuguese mission in an old warehouse build by the Japanese in 1940ties .