°1963, lives and works in Roeselare
After a trip to New York, Carl Soete was completely captivated by the energy that a big city radiates. Trained as a graphic designer his fascination for signs, symbols and icons is present in every painting.
Gradually the signs become more abstract. Their form in itself is no longer important, the graphic element is replaced by the true essence of what they want to convey as an idea. The colors become powerful and cover the entire pallet. The city with its landmarks, symbols, shapes and colours is a playground for Carl Soete. His cities never sleep, his paintings show a patchwork of forms, colors and shapes that define a nightview on a skyline in an endless variety.