DIDIER ENGELS-

DIDIER ENGELS-

DIDIER ENGELS-

DIDIER ENGELS-

DIDIER ENGELS-

DIDIER ENGELS-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LopBNXsnkKw

Didier Engels’ eye focused on textures and colors

for more than 30 years,

After a career of more than 25 years in the textile sector, Didier Engels decided to move into the field of artistic photography. His passion for ports and their surroundings has led him to give photographic expression to that world, while retaining his eye for material that is a legacy of his textile background.

After an initial, successful exhibition, Didier began to turn his focus to exploring docks throughout Europe to capture their visual distinctiveness.

Cargo hulls and containers are the focal point of his attention, and he trains his camera mainly on these subjects. His work has been exhibited to great acclaim at art fairs and galleries that represent him in Europe and the United States.

One of the main features of his work on quays and containers is to divert visuals that are essentially graphic and coloured, in order to give them a more artistic dimension. He does this by removing all peripheral elements other than the subject itself.

The ‘diversion’, or particular framing of the containers in post-production, enhances the existing graphic design and positions the subject as the main element.The eye will be drawn first by the colours, the alignments and the graphic nature of the image. It is only afterwards that the eye will perceive the underlying element, namely, the container or boat hull.

His work extends, during his exhibitions, into discussions with the visitors and the chance to explain the before and after of his photos. His chief interest is in the materials, patinas, alignments, colors, reflections and above all the graphic and geometric aspects of the world of quays.

Such graphic captures are a veritable addiction for Didier, who has other themes in development for the future, even though the subject of ports is still far from exhausted.

This is a principle that returns time and again in his work, particularly in his aerial shots and close-ups of boat hulls: he starts out with a concrete visual, only to move it towards a more abstract image.

Artworks

Artworks

Artworks

Artworks

Artworks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EYIlItGpdc

EXHIBITIONS

– 2022 –

13 January - 26 February
Fremin Gallery
New York
11 - 13 February
Foto Fever - Ionnyk NFT & Digital Frame
Paris Bastille
23 - 27 March
Affordable Art Fair - Fremin Gallery
New York
23 - 27 March
Affordable Art Fair - Art Unity Gallery
Tour & Taxi Brussels
13 -18 April
Kunst Rai Art Amsterdam - Okker Art Gallery
Rai Amsterdam
20 - 24 April
Affordable Art Fair - Ionnyk NFT & Digital Frame
Stockholm
4 - 8 May
Affordable Art Fair - Ionnyk NFT & Digital Frame
Hamstead London
8 - 15 May
Art Breda - Okker Art Gallery
Breepark Breda
Summer
Visus Art Gallery
Saint Martin - Ile de Ré, FR
5, 6, 7 August
Art Unity Gallery
Maurice Materlincklaan 7 - Knokke. BE
22 - 25 September
Affordable Art Fair - Ionnyk NFT & Digital Frame
New York
22 - 25 September
Affordable Art Fair - Fremin Gallery
New York
22 September - 20 october
BrAMS Numero Due - Ch. de Boendael, 388 - Ixelles
Brussels
September - December
Visus Gallery
Albertplein - Knokke
20 - 23 October
Affordable Art Fair , Visus Gallery
Battersea - London
27 - 30 October
Affordable Art Fair - Ionnyk NFT & Digital Frame
Amsterdam
27 - 30 October
Affordable Art Fair - Okker Art Gallery
Amsterdam
Season Long
Okker Art Gallery
Amsterdam
Season Long
Fremin Gallery
New York
Season Long
Visus gallery
Lasne. BE
Season Long
Galerie Gaaia
Nantes. FR
More upcoming events to be confirmed

– 2021 –

Season long
Art Unity Gallery
Brussels, BE
Season long
Vogelsang Gallery
Miami, FL & Brussels, BE
4 - 6 June
Affordable Art Fair - Art Unity Gallery
Brussels, BE
Summer
Visus Gallery
Saint Martin de Ré, FR
Season Long
Balthazar Brussels - 40 place du Grand Sablon
Brussels
4 - 6 June
Affordable Art fair Brussels - Art Unity Gallery
Tour & Taxi, Brussels
July & August
Art Unity Gallery
Knokke le Zoute, BE
8 - 12 September
Kunst Rai Art Amsterdam - Okker Art Gallery
Rai Amsterdam
27 - 31 October
Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam - Art Unity Gallery
Kromhouthall
14 - 21 November
Pan Amsterdam - Okker Art Gallery
Rai Amsterdam
November
- Dubai Expo Belgian House - Ionnyk NFT & Digital Frame
Dubai

– 2020 –

Season long
Okker Art Gallery
Amsterdam, NL
July - August
Art Unity Gallery
Knokke, BE
11-13 September
Affordable Art Fair Tour & Taxi - Art Unity Gallery
Brussels, BE
28 Oct - 1 Nov
Affordable Art Fair - The Kromhouthal - Okker Art Gallery
Amsterdam, NL

– 2019 –

14 Feb - 17 Feb
Affordable Art Fair Tour & Taxi - Art Unity Gallery
Brussels, BE
27 Feb - 03 Mar
Art Up Lille - L Gallery
Lille, FR
May
L Gallery - Sablon
Brussels, BE
3 Aug
We Are The Sea - Private Event
Knokke-Heist, BE
17 Oct - 20 Oct
Art Unity Gallery - Affordable Art Fair Battersea
London, GB
Dec
Arty Market Ukkel - Art Unity Gallery
Brussels, BE
22 Nov - 24 Nov
Private exhibition - Melting Art Gallery
Lille, FR
03 Dec - 07 Dec
Scope Miami - Vogelsang Gallery
Miami, Fl, USA
5 Dec - 8 Dec
Luxembourg Art Fair - L Gallery Photography
Luxembourg City, LU

– 2018 –

15 Mar - 18 Mar
Affordable Art Fair - Tour & Taxis
Brussels, BE
26 Apr - 6 May
In The Air - WE ARE ARTISTS
Brussels, BE
10 May - 13 May
Affordable Art Fair - Hampstead
London, GB
19 Jun - 26 Jun
NV Group
Rhode-St-Genèse, BE
1 Jul - 31 Aug
Art Unity Gallery - Le Zoute
Knokke-Heist, BE
15 Nov
Ginion Group - Uccle
Brussels, BE
5 Dec - 9 Dec
Art Unity Gallery - Fort Jaco
Brussels, BE

– 2017 –

Feb
Art Unity Gallery - Affordable Art Fair Tour & Taxis
Brussels, BE
May
Art Unity Gallery - Affordable Art Fair Hamstead
London, GB
Jun
Save Askoy
Zeebrugge, BE
Aug
Art Unity Gallery
Knokke-Heist, BE
Oct
Art Unity Gallery - Affordable Art Fair Battersea Park
London, GB

– 2016 –

Feb
Jeux d’Hiver
Brussels, BE
May
We Are Artist, H18 Châtelain
Brussels, BE
Jun
Uniform
Brussels, BE
Aug
Galerie Ten
Knokke-Heist, BE
Oct
Maverick Expo
Paris, FR

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