It’s no wonder that the exhibition catalogue of ‘Rik Wouters & The Private Utopia’ is called ‘Lust for Life’. The love and intimicacy between Belgian painter Wouters and his wife and muse Nel Duerinckx is the central theme of the exhibition and the works on show. A lust for love and life runs through the works: from painting to sculpture and drawings, it is a neverending love story. Whether he paints or sculpts Nel in an exuberant mood or depicts her in daily tasks or more pensive attitudes, there’s always the light in Nel’s eyes and spirit which inspires Rik. His work is inseparable from his love for Nel: there’s Nel and colours, everywhere.
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