Paul Kenens

              Original (hyper-)realistic paintings

'My subjects are people from my immediate environment. If it is not myself, then it can be children or woman on whom I can notice a splitsecond movement, attitude or characteristic that appeals to me and I exeggerate and amalgamate it with new elements or a strange angle.

Sometimes I look for a contradiction or a conflict that gives some paintings a surrealistic touch. I paint in a (hyper-)realistic style with oil paint. The composition is painted over several times. Layer over layer the painting acquires depth, the desired saturation and a detailed form'