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Zéphir Busine, designer and painter

Exhibition in Mons

  • In the pillared room. Artistic figure from Mons having great recognition in Belgian cultural circles for three decades following the Second World War, today Zéphir Busine is classed as a lyrical abstract painter. While his production of oils on canvas is imposing, his watercolours - a lot less well-known - occupy an important place in his work, particularly during the last years of his life. In the exhibition, the latter will be linked to another little-known part of his work: design. Always...

    In the pillared room. Artistic figure from Mons having great recognition in Belgian cultural circles for three decades following the Second World War, today Zéphir Busine is classed as a lyrical abstract painter. While his production of oils on canvas is imposing, his watercolours - a lot less well-known - occupy an important place in his work, particularly during the last years of his life. In the exhibition, the latter will be linked to another little-known part of his work: design. Always interested in completing the breadth of his skills, Busine accepted to design for a glass industry in Boussu from 1958. His production is of surprising refinement and elegance, true indicators of an era turned towards progress and consumption. It’s the Scandinavian look that best characterises the design aesthetic of Zéphir Busine: ample and supple curves, with little strict geometry, a synthetic approach towards beauty, on which he fed via the contributions of the major international graphic design magazines of which he was an avid reader. His creations, dating back more than half a century, remain stunningly modern. Confronted for the first time in this manner, the arts and applied arts of Busine are discussed around randomness, virtuosity and constraint, rigour and sensuality, colourful harmony and calligraphy. Entrance fee included in the ticket to the BAM. The BAM is currently hosting the Arne Quinze exhibition. All reservations for Zéphir Busine can be made directly on the dedicated exhibition. No additional charge needs to be foreseen because the exhibition is included in the entrance fee to the BAM and the Arne Quinze exhibition.

Schedules
  • From May 29, 2021
    until August 29, 2021
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM