Artist Christine Comyn

Artist

Christine Comyn

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Le Voile

"Le Voile", 2010
Archival Digital Print.  59" x 47"

Series of 6

Adieu le Plus Aime

"Adieu le Plus Aimé" (Goodbye My Many Loves), 2010 
Digital Composition on Diasec, 59 x 47"

Series of 6

Bal Masque

"Bal Masqué I"
Digital Composition on Diasec, 59" x 47"

Series of 6

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Christine Comyn Exhibition at Versailles 
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Biography


Christine Comyn
Born in Tielt, 1957

 

The Belgian artist, Christine Comyn, combines her passion for contemporary women's portraits and her interest in art and history. Her most recent work is inspired by the life of Marie-Antoinette, who was an idolized princess at the royal houses of Vienna and Versailles in the 18th century. Her contemporary paintings evoke feelings such as tenderness, infatuation, vanity and melancholy. 

Christine's digital compositions incorporating icons associated with Marie-Antoinette's life further enabled her to marry modern day "princesses" with the last queen of France. This technique makes her ideas even more visible and profound.

 

Education
Sint-Lucas Academy, Ghent


Professional carreer:
- illustrator at editor Lannoo from 1978 to 1981
- teacher at the Academy for Modern Art of Tielt from 1981 to 1997
- professional artists since 1987

Monographies:
"Christine Comyn", Ars Libris, 1997
"Christine Comyn", Art In Belgium, 2000
"True Colours", Museum Van Lien, 2003
"Christine Comyn", Art In Belgium, 2006
Film: "Horae", 2007

 

Exhibitions in Belgium (selection):
Absolute Art Gallery, Knokke & Brugge, from 1987 to now, artist in residence in the gallery with frequent individual exhibitions such as "Amazing Graces" (1999), "True Colours" (2002), "Horae" (2006) and "The Twilight Zone" (2009)
Lineart International Artfair, Flanders Expo, Ghent, every year since 1989
Thermae Palace, Ostend
Leonhard's Gallery, Antwerp
Retrospective exhibition with first monography in the Casino of Ostend, (1997)


Exhibitions abroad (selection):
The Netherlands:

Galerie MPV, 's Hertogenbosch
Holland Art Fair, Den Haag
"Retrospective exhibition", Museum Van Lien, Fijnaart, 2003
Kunstrai, Amsterdam.


USA:

New York Art Expo, New York
Miami Art Fair, Florida
Kenneth Raymond Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida
Palm Desert Art Gallery, Palm Desert, California


Columbia:

Art Gallery Villa d' Arte, Barranquilla


Switzerland:

Europ Art, Genève


Germany:

Ambiente & Tendence, Franfurter Messe, Frankfurt


France:

Le Prix International d' Art Contemporain de Monte Carlo, Monaco
Manoir de l' Engagiste, Orbec
Galerie Elysées, Paris


In cooperation with Breguet:
Denmark: National Museum of Copenhagen (2006)
Finland: Rittarihuone, Helsinki (2006)
Sweden: Rittarhuset, Stokholm (2007)