"My art is about love in the broadest sense of the word."
Belgian-born artist Wim Ricourt (b. 1963) is known for his intricate and poetic oeuvre, drawing inspiration from the details he encounters in everyday life. Ricourt's compositions are infused with a lyrical quality, driven by the spontaneity and intention of a poetic phrase. His work is characterized by a unique ability to find boundless creative potential in the most ordinary subjects.
Ricourt's unconventional approach combines water-based paints (Acrylic-Gouache and Aquarelle) with oil paint, creating a tension between the contrasting materials. This interplay is further emphasized on the shimmering aluminum surfaces of his canvases, where Ricourt infuses warmth into an otherwise cold material. At a distance, his images appear clear, but as viewers are drawn closer, they become immersed in a dynamic collage.
While landscapes of nature featuring flowers, ponds, and trees are essential to his work, Ricourt identifies the themes of attraction and abandonment as central to his creations. This constant push and pull, which he believes is inherent to love in flux, embodies love in its broadest sense, teeming with awe-inspiring contradictions. Wim Ricourt's mastery of contrast and his poetic vision make him an emerging and sought-after artist in the contemporary art world.
Unexpected ConstellationsGroup Exhibition 8 Jun - 14 Jul 2023'Unexpected Constellations' is a new group exhibtions that brings together the work of artists from different disciplines, generations and cultures in a casual and unexpected dialogue. Unusual formal aesthetic associations...Read more
"WONDERS OF COLOUR"Group Exhibition 17 Feb - 2 Apr 2022WONDERS OF COLOUR is a group exhibition that presents new bodies of work by Dylan Gebbia-Richards, Lu Luo, Claudia Limacher, and Zhuang Hong-yi amongst others. The selected pieces of the artist all creatively redefine the use of color as a way to transform the visual experience - each through their unique medium. Visit us at Haldenstrasse 19 or explore the online viewing room to experience the Wonders Of Colour.Read more
"TRANSFORMATION"Pieter Obels | Todd & Fitch | Wim Ricourt 21 Oct - 27 Nov 2021IMPULSE GALLERY is delighted to announce the new group art exhibition TRANSFORMATION with the debuts of Pieter Obels and Todd & Fitch in addition to the latest works of Wim Ricourt. The exhibition will be on view online and in Lucerne from 21 October until 27 November at Haldenstrasse 19, 6006, Lucerne.Read more
"IMPULSE"The first group exhibition 22 Apr - 22 Jul 2021Impulse Gallery is built on the idea of art as community, as the meeting place for people from all roads of life coming together to share their passions and affections...Read more