About polarities and a way of 'being'.
Black socks, black pants, black T-shirt, black glasses. White hair. For an apparently simple man, averse to any ostentation or other finery, he has an astonishingly complex signature.
Chaotic dynamics and calming coherence, dizzying perspective and rippling scribbles. Blistering sensuality and sterile detachment, bombastic buildings and feather-light dream images. A selection of the polarities so characteristic of his work.
Tom van Campenhout is an artist who 'lives' his art before it comes into contact with paper, canvas or graphic program. His investigative gaze captures, often in the everyday, what prompts him to create new work. This with a clear preference for industrial composition and the female forms of the human body.
An unbalanced mind both by nature and origin, the intrinsic urge to create continuously and the advantage of the techniques used without drying time, makes him an inspired and highly productive artist.