The underlying psyche of an individual is not easy to determine; what hides behind actions, searching where the end begins and the beginning ends, touching what is intangible, give shape to that which is invisible. What happens if you magnify? What is enclosed and what is unlocked. Seeking those boundaries forms the fundamental basis of his work. How strong are we allied with the normative aspects of life, and what is needed to bend those norms. How can we create expectations subordinate to desires. Giving shape to this thin line is the challenge he faces. Creating the form is labor, which is indisputably necessary for the process.
Acrylic paint and canvas are the medium being handled, color and shape arise from a small, barely visible image. The different techniques are combined to reinforce and add what is missing. To give shape on that which first seemed shapeless, sometimes hard and dark, sometimes light and dream-like. Sometimes taut and plain, sometimes lyrical and plastic. The edge, where light and shadow meet, tension originates.
Christian De Wulf was born in 1973. A graphic designer and trained psychotherapist, he lives and works in Belgium. Both his practice and studio are located in the same building. He sees this cross-fertilization as an essential aspect of his work. It is within these boundaries that intimacy can occur and our soul can be touched.