“The world is but a canvas to our imagination”, wrote philosopher Henry David Thoreau over 150 years ago. A new generation of artists is taking inspiration from this quote, and creating some sensational works! For centuries, the art followed a few clear, unwritten rules. Brushstrokes were applied to the canvas in a deliberate and technically perfect manner. The canvas would then be installed in a cathedral or church, a museum, or a private collection. Today, there are new rules.
The modern masters use the street, the city and the world as their canvas to express their art and imagination. Large blank walls, secret corners, slightly rundown street furniture or the façade of a grand townhouse: they all serve as canvases for a new generation of Flemish Masters, such as ROA, Bué The Warrior, KAS, A Squid Called Sebastian and dozens, hundreds, and even thousands of others.