art site of phi


gemeentehuis, st pieters woluwe
kartoenale hoeilaart
animatiehall, paleis voor schone kunsten, brussels
cultureel centrum westrand , dilbeek
médiathèque de belgique, passage 44, brussels
cultureel centrum van het provinciaal instituut dommelhof, paal
centre culturel le botanique, brussels
ars elektronica, orf, linz, austria
siggraph, mit, massechusettes, usa
galerie numérique, ina, france
noordlimburgse industrieprijs, koninklijk kunstkring heikracht
lexmark european art price, gb
kunst met een hart, belgium
vice-versa, kloster-lehnin, duitsland
artiestentoer tervuren
furament, tervuren
le crayon voyageur, st lambrechts woluwe
galery embryo, leuven
médiathèque de belgique, passage 44, brussels
logos foundation, ghent
cultureel centrum strombeek-bever
centre culturel des immigrés, brussels
le silex, st lambrechts woluwe
galerie d'art de la maison d'amérique latine, brussels
cultureel centrum leopoldsburg
galery expo411, overijse
furament, vst-nu, gc papeblok, tervuren
futurart , brussels
oude post, tervuren
den blank, overijse
etc ...
Philippe Paulus Jacobus Smeyers is a visual and audiovisual artist with residence, sound studio and painting studio in Tervuren since 1979.

After his education at the Visual Arts department of the Higher Sint Lukas institute, Brussels (1974), he is searching for new forms of expression. In this way, the artist discovers the possibilities of animated film, video and digital graphic image processing, and on the musical level the electronic sound possibilities and experimental and improvising music.

As a professor of multimedia and computer animation, he handed over his artistic knowledge and skills to a new generation of students.

As an artist, Philippe leans his abstract works on abstract expressionism, which allows him to fully focus on the visual problems of painting, without having to worry about figurative elements. In addition, the way in which a work is brought about is a radical break with traditional painting.
His works are carried out when a long-considered inspiration is worked out in a rapid instigation of the basic colors (action painting). Afterwards, many more interventions with mediums (acrylic, oil paint etc.) are added, overpainted or scraped.
Each work consists of several layers, transparent or not.

Philippe often works with themes or color identities. This creates series in homogeneous color tones. Many of his works have a vertical linearity with a subdivision of the pictural space. The resulting vibration lends itself to calling his works "Phibrations".
The works consist of series or of 2 or more surfaces.

Because Philippe experiments in a unique way with artistic processes, he is guided by the power of coincidence and is surprised when it appears that the work is suddenly completed.