Luis Pôlet was born in Brussels in 1985. After completing his studies in the ESA school of arts 'le 75', he travels the world before returning to his home city to deepen his knowledge of painting. Of curious nature, Luis Pôlet is constantly in search of synergies between various art forms and expressions. His paintings are inspired by many collaborations with street art, dance and performance. His countless exhibitions in the Middle East, Asia and Europe combined with his fascination for the Renaissance masters have led to evidence in his work of the precision and contemplative nature of writing combined with the flowing nature of ink.
His most recent work questions our understanding of art history and art history itself. Pôlet's paintings revisit the works of Rubens and Michelangelo through a contemporary lens.
His work is on the one hand reminiscent of the geometric abstract art, on the other hand to the abstract surrealism genre Miro, Arp. He looks up to artists like Kandinsky and Fernand Léger. And Norman Rockwell, of which he recently saw an exhibition in Normandy. "That man makes paintings that are being used as covers of magazines. An artist must be able to work with whoever he wants."
The mesmerising depth of colour and light in his work is a result of his mastery of inks, acrylics and their complex interactions on the canvas.
The organic nature of his work releases the visual power of his art, through the use of intertwined motifs and compulsive writing.
He constantly refines his technique by alternating between cotton canvases and âflemish panelsâ, the former offering the malleability of fabric, the latter offering the rigidity of wood.