EmergentArtistPromotions asbl - August 2002
From Flanders to Brussels Capital, Walloon Didier Maghe has spent the last three years
breaking out from the norms and creating a name for himself that is like no other.
From classical expressionism to the new Colourist-Expressionist, Didier
Maghe arrives at the Decourtenay Galleries.
<> Emergent Artist Promotions has, for the first time, expanded their horizons beyond the
mundane, worldly existence into a neighbouring reality with Maghe. Enter the
Maghians (La plančte Maghe) is full of torment. The Maghians creator,
intense and vital, reaches extremes with his particularly mutated expressionism.
After adolescence full of art in Binche, Maghe left his calling until he was drawn, at
thirty, back to his instinctive yearning. Returning to the academy of art for
advanced studies in Charleroi, his style emerged with vigour from its hibernation.
Maghe has developed from a first class painter into a first class interpreter of his own
emotions; full of suffering and internal anxiety. Known in Flanders as a
bringer of energy and light, he attacks the senses with an all-encompassing
anatomic framework. His emotional nudes have no need to be sexual or even
sensual. But their tortured masses of bulging colour decry their fates in the
Maghe explores an intimacy that shatters all notions of limitation, and bares his
subjects, completely, to an all-encompassing scrutiny. The Maghians pain and
complacent suffering emerge from the ultimate shock the
face-to-face of the Earth-bound expressionist with the existence of his
fantasist models an existence that can only be described as fantastic
in his very special dimensionally-convoluted reality.