Rik de Boe

Every Man Has a Past…


etching / aquatint
19 1/4 in. x 23 in.
Edition: 6

De Boe makes a confession. Printed on zerkal 350gr paper. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Every Man Has a Past…

Rik De Boe (b. 1964) lives and works in Ninove, Belgium. After his studies at the Fine Arts Academy in Ghent he taught graphics and drawing in RHoK Brussels. Mostly he made large-format engravings, describing a certain reality, minutely presented in perspective spaces, as a hallucinating prose of an every-day life. His most recent work is a series of drawings as an assumption of what he could see in the last few seconds before his death - a storyboard for a film he will never be able to make. His work often deals, in a deeply melancholic way, with the passing of time, memory and the unverifiable. He also works with video. He is a co-founder of the artists' initiative Voorkamer in Lier, Belgium (www.voorkamer.be) His work has been presented at Netwerk, center for contemporary art (Aalst), the Thailand New Media Art Festival (Bangkok), Gallery Surge (Tokyo), Argos (Brussel), Mex, Intermediale und experimentelle Musikprojekte (Dortmund), FID (Marseille) and Frontroom (Brooklyn), among others.