Slabbinck Guy - Soyons Heureux
2018 - Oil on canvas - 395 x 495 cm
Guy Slabbinck (Bruges, 1979) is a Belgian contemporary artist. He studied Graphic Design at LUCA School of Arts Ghent. Slabbinck is active as a painter and filmmaker.
As an artist, Slabbinck mainly makes paintings. He often works on themes such as exoticism, mythology, magic, spirituality, daily life and art history. Because he did not study painting, he searches for identity in art history. For this reason he is known to be inspired by the old masters from mainly the late baroque and romanticism, examples are: Delacroix, Rubens, Velazquez, Goya, Ensor, Van Dyck, Géricault and others.
Slabbinck's work has already been described by several people, including Felix Fasolt, Johan Debruyne and Willem Elias.   
In addition to painting, Slabbinck has also been involved in filmmaking since 2018. Painting plays a major role in this.
Filmography [edit | edit source text]
* 2018 - Standby Painter
Slabbinck and Amir Yatziv made the documentary 'Standby Painter' in 2018. The film is about an illustrious theft of a Claude Monet painting at the National Museum in Poznan (Poland) in 2000. Robert Z., the thief, then replaced the painting with a replica. Slabbinck and Yatziv use archival footage from the police, new paintings and interviews in the film.    
The documentary premiered at Visions du Réel 2018 (Nyon, Switzerland) and was selected for several other festivals: Brussels Art Film Festival 2018 (Brussels, Belgium), Docaviv 2018 (Tel Aviv, Israel), Krakow Film Festival 2018 (Krakow , Poland).        
Slabbinck exhibits in group and solo in galleries and museums at home and abroad. Examples include NK Gallery (Antwerp), Zebrastraat (Ghent), Wow-Art Gallery (Brussels), the Museum of Fine Arts (Ghent), Nucleo (Ghent), Sphinx Cinema (Ghent), Gallery Black House (Knokke), Blanco (Ghent) and the National Museum of Contemporary Art (Wroclaw, Poland).
Collections with work by Guy Slabbinck
Slabbinck's work is part of several collections. Examples include Orsi Academy, Collection R, Liedts Meesen Foundation and Vanhoorebeke Fine Art Collection.