Bart Mertens | Benjamin, Good Morning
oil on canvas, 100 x 50 cm, 2016

With a delicate sense for detail, Bart Mertens depicts the male nude in all its splendour. His paintings show the beauty and the poetry in his models. By superposing very small brush-strokes in several semi-transparent layers, he achieves very rich and vibrant colours. His ceramics reveal the same tender touch in search for beauty.