Mathieu Bassez

As an eternal student, with an unquenchable thirst for life and knowledge, Mathieu Bassez believes that the true artist must commit himself to lifelong learning and observation and to contemplating life’s great philosophical questions. By combining Zen and the Baroque in a challenging way, he creates a fragile balance between Asian purity and the European renaissance. Executed in a single layer of oil paint, each painting he creates is imbued with the softness of a masterpiece. His work is remarkably detailed, inviting the viewer to touch it, to physically enter it.