Christian Silvain is Belgian painter whose work was early influenced by his compatriot, the surrealist painter Paul Delvaux, before he went on to a super-realistic manner in his own painting. During the 80’s he became aware of and strongly inspired by the imagery in the drawings and paintings done by mentally deranged persons, both children, and adults. In 1992 Silvain established the Foundation Silvain in Eupen. He has exhibited at art galleries around the world.
Featured image: Christian Silvan – L’oiseau noir (detail), 1998, Image via gkm.se