Linda Coppens is a Belgian artist whose colorful abstract paintings reflect her own quiet battle against the increasingly frenetic world we are living in. She mobilizes color, texture, and gestural mark-making as a structure for the creation of compositions that evoke a sense of emotional balance in the viewer. Fascinated by the human mind with all its complex mysteries and by the immense beauty of nature, the artist finds inspiration and process in life itself. A process-oriented painter, Coppens never has a plan or works from sketches. Instead, she simply starts painting and allows one mark, shape, or color to suggest the next color or gesture. Born in Aalst, she moved to Brussels, where she studied at the VUB, earning a Master in Psychology. Coppens remained interested in art and, after twenty years, decided to do it properly. She started formal training at the Art Academy in Liedekerke, where she obtained her drawing and painting certificate and discovered her passion for abstract art. Linda Coppens spends most of her time in Spain.
image: Linda Coppens - Poetry of life 6, 2020 (detail). Acrylic on canvas,
graphite, pierre noir crayon, wax crayons. 39 2/5 × 31 1/2 × 4/5 in. 100 × 80 ×
2 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy IdeelArt