Jean-Francois Debongnie

Artwork

Blue Waters

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Blue Waters

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

39 x 63 in

$6,800.00

Drops of Blue II

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Drops of Blue II

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

59 x 39 in

$6,800.00

Pluie de Printemps I

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Pluie de Printemps I

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

38 x 38 in

$4,200.00

Reaching for Spring III

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Reaching for Spring III

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

39 x 39 in

$4,200.00

Dance of Joy

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Dance of Joy

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

48 x 71 in

$11,200.00

Reflections II

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Reflections II

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

39 x 83 in

$7,800.00

Dance of Joy II

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Dance of Joy II

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

39 x 59 in

$6,800.00

In the Shadow of the Sun

Jean-Francois Debongnie

In the Shadow of the Sun

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

38 x 38 in

$4,200.00

Pluie de Printemps II

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Pluie de Printemps II

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

39.40 x 59.10 in

$6,800.00

Soaring Petals

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Soaring Petals

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

39 x 63 in

$7,800.00

Glorious Days

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Glorious Days

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

59 x 39 in

$6,800.00

Winter's Charm

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Winter's Charm

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

59.20 x 39.40 in

$6,800.00

Dance of Joy III

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Dance of Joy III

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

59 x 39 in

$6,800.00

Morning Glory I

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Morning Glory I

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

39 x 59 in

$6,800.00

Pluie de Printemps III

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Pluie de Printemps III

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

39.40 x 59.10 in

$6,800.00

Springtime is Here

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Springtime is Here

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

59 x 39 in

$6,800.00

Pluie de Printemps IV

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Pluie de Printemps IV

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

59 x 59 in

$10,200.00

Days of Respite

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Days of Respite

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

59 x 39 in

$6,800.00

Morning Glory III

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Morning Glory III

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

38 x 38 in

$4,200.00

Prés Parsemés de Fleurs

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Prés Parsemés de Fleurs

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

59 x 39 in

$6,800.00

Summer Passion II

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Summer Passion II

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

39 x 39 in

$4,200.00

Prés Parsemés de Fleurs II

Jean-Francois Debongnie

Prés Parsemés de Fleurs II

Chinese Ink & Acrylic Paint on Canvas

48 x 48 in

$8,800.00

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Jean-Francois Debongnie
A self-taught artist, Jean-Francois Debongnie (Belgian, b. 1968) first came to Asia in 1989 and after traveling in Thailand and Malaysia decided to make Singapore his home. Debongnie fell in love with Eastern cultural and aesthetic traditions. Working exclusively in water-based acrylic and Chinese ink, his paintings have explored visual representations of navigation between the West where he was born and the East he called home for over two decades. Debongnie’s canvases are the beneficiaries of a rich heritage of history transplanted into the modern world where they thrive. His canvases seamlessly straddle seemingly disparate elements—old and new; organic and synthetic; vibrant ochre, blue, and red against muted shades of gray and black. Debongnie’s harmonizing touch gives his works their enduring beauty, allowing him to paint traditional botanical scenes with traditional materials in a contemporary style. Debongnie’s canvases typically consist of a background constructed out of seven to ten layers of acrylic paint in varying shades, which he tops with impasto flower heads suspended atop delicate Chinese ink stems. The stems—mesmerizing, winding, and ethereal—are an ideal contrast with the solid texture and color of the flower heads they support. Debongnie understands each flower as both an iconographic floral signature that expresses essential qualities rather than a precise botanical representation and as one character in the landscape, he invites the viewer to explore. This ability to move between the undeniably solid and the whimsically effervescent as well as the individual and the greater world evokes the comfortable dualism that is always at play in Debongnie’s works. Debongnie’s works have been exhibited in Belgium, Germany, France, Singapore, and Malaysia and shown in private collections and luxury buildings including the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Singapore Airlines, and the Westin Hotels. In addition, Debongnie’s work has been featured in Vogue Living and Elle Decor.
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