°1950, lives and works in Merksem (BE)
Celle Van Haverbeke’s work starts off with a photo about subject that catches his interest, the topic needs to have a story. He manipulates this photos with digitally, eliminates most details and brings color groups together. Using a special technique (he applies tape over the entire canvas and cuts pieces before adding the same colors) he applies paint to the canvas with a roller. In this way a very uniform color surface is obtained, no key of a brush can be seen. Colors and shapes are clearly defined. Celle’s former job as a graphic designer is always present in his clear line painings.