bernard de bages
pseudonym of bernard de bruijn [ 1941 ]; artist and hobbyist with a predilection for wood.
in ’99, after de bruijn had sold his trade in timber, he pounced upon a heavily neglected old love: painting.
eversince de bruin commutes between his workplace in a humid bulb-shed in the province of south-holland, and his studio in the mystical, south-french fishing village of bages. where he lives, and where effortlessly he conjures up naïve realisms, geometrical exercises and fantastic tronies from his ever-juvenile spirit…