Profile: Willy De Sauter
Born 1938 – Belgium
De Sauter’s artistic practice is a continuation of a rich tradition according to which art is the vehicle for an abstract representation of reality. His artistic vocabulary could be characterized as a thorough abstraction of forms and structures that can be found back in both nature and in culture, more specifically in architecture. The close observation of buildings, monuments even photographs are often starting points for de Sauter’s plastic transposition of an existing form into an abstract representation. His works and their presentation refer to architectural history and to the artistic urge to represent the very essence of reality.
In de Sauter’s austere oeuvre, places are reduced to non-places.
Associations with philosophy, visual art, and architecture are fused into one general and open focus on culture.
Copyright the Center for Contemporary Non-objective Art.