Laurens Legiers

Laurens Legiers is a Belgian painter, who draws on the images from the late 18th century Europe and the atmosphere they encapsulate, reinventing some of the signature tropes and creating his own library of tributes to the everyday snapshots of beauty and harmony.

Working with imagery that connects with a certain romantic idea on a contextual level, while carrying a clean and notable sense of volume to it, Legiers uses his subjects to construct captivating and perplexing visuals. With a focus on the motif as a whole, rather than on details and separate features, the visuals appear soft, almost graphic, and are the perfect base for the light and shadow play he performs on the surface of his paintings.