About Linda Coppens
“My ultimate goal is to bring about breathing life onto the surface of the painting with gesture, mark making and energy and by doing that, provide food for the mind and soul of the viewer."
I am a Belgian contemporary abstract painter.
From an early age I was fascinated by drawing and painting but could not pursue an art education at that time, instead I earned a Master in Psychology. But my interest in art remained and about twenty years later I pursued an art education at the Art Academy in Liedekerke, Belgium. In 2020, I moved to Torrevieja, Spain, where I currently reside.
In my colorful paintings I mobilize color, texture and gestural mark making as a structure for the creation of abstract compositions to evoke a sense of emotional balance in the viewer.
Using a mix of mediums that includes acrylic paint, oil and cold wax, I layer my mediums using non-traditional tools and techniques. My inspirations include the unexpected feelings and thoughts generated by poetry; the weather worn surfaces of derelict urban buildings; and the vibrant and bountiful visual world of nature.
In order to evoke the various realms of human experience that inspire me, I surrender to process, allowing my paintings to manifest slowly according to their own rhythm and internal logic rather than planning my compositions in advance. Time is also an essential element in my work, as the impasto layers of paint can be read as records of the history of their own making.
Private collections in USA, Hong Kong, UK, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Belgium
Distance & Nearness ( Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Love explodes in red (Margian gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Frags & Flarden (Galerij Artisjok, Lier, Belgium)
Global Art Project (GAP) KNEE JERK II - (California, USA)
Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery (California, USA)
Gender GAP: The women of Global Art Project / Gallerie Renee Marie (Benicia California, USA)
Fragmentos (Global Art Project) - Casa de cultura de San Lorenzo (Madrid, Spain)
Crossing Borders USA (Global Art Project) – Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery (California, USA)
Crossing Borders/10dence gallery (Global Art Project) - Ghent (Belgium)
GAP no/MIND Portraits (Global Art Project) East Village Art View Gallery – (New York-USA)
Gallery Sobo Bade - Dakar (Senegal)
Linéair, Dilbeek (Belgium)
A visual Conversation, Asse (Belgium)
RV Contemporary Art, Kortrijk (Belgium)
Espace Art Gallery, Brussels (Belgium)
Gallery Artstudio, Knokke (Belgium)
Fuchs & Associés (Luxemburg)
CASC Europe (Luxemburg)
ArtHill Gallery (Belgium)
Miele International (Luxemburg)
AG2R - La Mondiale (Luxemburg)
Erste Europaische Bank (Luxemburg)
Banque Lloyds TSB (Luxemburg)
Art Gallery Gerda De Jonghe – Lennik (Belgium)
Galerie Kunstobjectief – Lochristi (Belgium)
Salon International de Sainte Marie la Mer (France)
Salon International des Arts Contemporains (Belgium)
Salon International des arts plastiques de Béziers (France)
Art gallery Schepens – Zele (Belgium)