Today I want to introduce you, my friends, to an artist from Belgium.
Hilaire Bals was born in 1940. He began his creative career as a student at the Academy of Sint-Niklaas near the city of Ghent, Belgium.
After training, he took up still life, animals, birds and paintings with symbolism.
In the H. Bals' works, still lifes are the most popular. They often contain references to classical antiquity.
H. Bals sometimes places his still life on an imaginary background, creating an atmosphere, sometimes he paints brightly colored fruit, flowers.
The artist seeks not only to obtain a photographic reproduction using paints. He likes to put 17th century glass next to weathered bricks. On other occasions, he places Chinese pottery on a rough Flemish table. Composition, light, color and rhythm are important in Hilaire Bals' painting.