About the artist
Dirk de Keyzer was born in Sleidinge, near Ghent, in 1958. At the Royal Academy in Eeklo, Dirk de Keyzer developed a preference for working in bronze. The lost-wax method he uses is a labor-intensive and cumbersome method of working in bronze. But these disadvantages do not outweigh the durable and timeless result.
He is a master of this technique, which is demonstrated by the fact that he can also produce complex sculptures. Modeling is the biggest challenge for him, all this with an eye for the finest detail. The special patina is also a characteristic element of his style.
He gets his inspiration from his travels to Africa and India, but also from the people around him. What his sculptures mainly radiate are positivity and a subtle sense of humor. That this humor can build bridges is evident from the fact that people from different cultures appreciate his images.
His unique personal style has given him a very distinctive image in the art world. Dirk de Keyzer mainly creates quirky and elegant female figures, but also stubborn, happy-go-lucky little men. They radiate a sense of life without complexes and encourage one to put things into perspective.
Today he is active in various countries around the world and his oeuvre is still growing. Exhibitions in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Lebanon and the United States of America.