Gommaar Gilliams

Oscillating between abstraction and representation Gommaar works on large-scale textural paintings.

Inspired by American Abstract Expressionism and figurative European symbolism , Belgian artist Gommaar Gilliams has emerged by his playful use of materiality and texture: use of collage and oil stick, usually upon a patchwork-style canvas.

Gilliams casts a spell of poetic and allegorical narratives visions of a dreamlike, nostalgia-laden utopia:
The symbols in his works refer to a world characterized by melancholy, desire, and the duality between day and night.