Delphine : Never Give Up

16 Feb 2017 – 14 May 2017

Bruxelles, Belgium


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Delphine has made her place in the world of European art as a nonconformist and colourist artist. She is known for producing multimedia work full of colour, texture and humour with a universal appeal. From painting to neon to sculpture, her work is dynamic, playful and offbeat.


Delphine describes her work as an allergic reaction to the power of scandal, rumour and gossip in general! Using words and phrases make Delphine’s message incredibly simple and direct, whilst her use of colour and composition allow room for fantasy and irony.

At the Museum of Ixelles, Delphine presents a retrospective of work from 1989 to 2016. The pieces chosen hold enormous significance for her.  They have become her means of expression in social and political circumstances beyond her control.

Through vivid colour and style, many of Delphine’s work evoke the Pop Art of the sixties, a time when self-fulfilment and self-knowledge prevailed.  Stylistically, her work also recalls the trinkets used to lure and awaken young children, mobilizing the ever-present connection between motherhood, women, self-abandonment and her emotional needs for the those of others. Delphine aims to highlight the very feminine habit of managing personal difficulties by keeping her smile, her good humour and her availability for others. By eloquently referring to this longstanding social mask worn by women, Delphine demonstrates the benefits as much as it criticizes the hypocrisy.

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