Marcel Ceuppens – Belgium.

by Amy Collier

The Marketing Department (enlarged to show detail)

April. Eyjafjallajökull!

January 13. Earthquake in Haïti

The Scapegoat

The Conformist

The Pursuit of Happiness

The Family Man

[ All images © Marcel Ceuppens ]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Marcel Ceuppens is a freelance art director/graphic designer in Belgium whose clients largely include Belgian advertising agencies. He also teaches at the Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design. Above you see samples of his brilliantly economic, highly conceptual digital paintings. Marcel tells me he began creating these beautiful works approximately two years “because they give me the freedom to do whatever I want, and whatever I feel like.” He is inspired by his passion for mid-century art, design and architecture. And obviously quite talented with a digital paintbrush.

Marcel’s protagonist—his “everyman”—appears solo or with cookie cutter duplicity throughout these paintings. Each work possesses a specified narrative within a spare, minimalist context and no doubt is very communicative. It is easy to either directly relate, or be rather familiar with this universal character as he conforms to the expected norms of both life and work in an unresisting manner and as he passively observes out of the ordinary natural disasters. Our protagonist appears detached; he is faceless and nonemotive but we empathize with him nonetheless.

I look forward to watching where Marcel takes this ingenious and well designed series next.

>> See many more of Marcel’s digital paintings on his website.

Previous post:

Next post: