April and May, 2007
"Denis Versweyveld doesn't paint things. He paints how light bathes things, which is to say, his subject is luminosity. He exhibits a refined technique, chooses simple objects, and has an intense knowledge about how light falls upon a surface that makes for a remarkable selection of work."
from Artmap Burlington
"My sculpture and paintings are reflective of, and responsive to, the spaces in which I live and work. Subject matter, material choices and issues of scale are all part of my concern to see the familiar in a new way, while revealing something permanent and universal.
I have been intrigued with connecting common still-life type objects to columns, tables, posts, etc, to present these items as both sculpture and monument. The old cemetery that abuts my property has head stones and obelisks that are simple and direct. These monuments, and the architectural forms, details and materials used in our 19th century home and studio have influenced and inspired my work. The timbers used in the building, the joinery, the textural quality of plaster and lath and the way these materials receive light are all part of what I respond to.
My intent is to present my subjects in a straightforward and ennobling manner."
Purple Cups with Green Bowl. 11 3/16 x 2 1/8. $900
Blue Bowl. Oil on canvas. 20h x 16w. $1,100
Dutch Oven 1. Oil on Canvas. 24h x 20w. $1,400.
Still Life III. Plaster, lead, pine. 53 1/2 h x 24 w x 24 d. $3,700