Leon De Bliquy.

Medium:

Oil on linen laid on board, Signed And indistinctly Dated

Dimensions:

45.5cm x 64cm

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From an early age my world was percieved through blunted sight. The metaphysical, mythology, poetry, literature, spirit of place and the eternal adventure in the exploration of being have been a constant source of inspiration. The works of Odysseus Elytis, Nikos Kazantzakis, and Federico Garcia Lorca have inspired several exhibitions.

A container with the entire household and studio contents were lost overboard in transit to Belgium, resulting in an edition of a series of etchings, Quylibed’s Odyssey. Several paintrings on the theme were exhibited at various galleries in Belgium. Khoi-San tales provided material for my story-telling projects at schools and cultural centres throughout Flanders, inviting the visual magic of light, colour, rhythm, poetry and form.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

National Printers Diploma, Cape Technikon, Cape Town
National Diploma in Fine Art, Cape Technikon, Cape Town
Master of Fine Art Printmaking, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth
B.A. Fine Art, University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein
Master of Fine Art, Rhodes University, Grahamstown

AWARDS

1967 Painting Prize “Cape Art ‘67″
1971 & 1975 Cultural Exchange Scholarships to Belgium
1981 Purchase Award, Rockford International Printmaking Biennial, USA
1982 H.S.R.C. Award

INTERNATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1978 Biennial Graphic Art, BP Centre, Cape Town
1979 Monte Carlo, Monaco, 14th Biennial Exhibition
1981 Rockford, Illinois, USA, Printmaking Biennial for Graphic Art
1985 Taipei, Rep. China, Biennial for Graphic Art
1989 Kanagawa, Japan, 15th Biennial Graphic Art
1990 Kanagawa, Japan, 16th Biennial Graphic Art
1991 Victoria, Venezuela, “Grafica International”
1995 Gent, Belgium, “Casa de Flandes”
1995 Bredene, Belgium, “The Boat in Art”
1996 Villarobledo, Spain, “Casa de Flandes”
1996 Ypres, Belgium, “200 Years Lithography”
1998 Ypres, Belgium, “Lorca ’98″
1998  Kemmel, Belgium, “Angels still exist”

COLLECTIONS

South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Pretoria Art Museum; Oliewenhuis Art Museum Bloemfontein; William Humphries Art Museum, Kimberley; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth; Durban Art Museum; Rembrandt Art Foundation; University of Stellenbosch; University of Cape Town; University of Louvain, Belgium; University of  the O.F.S.

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