CLAESEN Fabienne, sculpture, painting, permanent artist of Galerie Capazza since 2006

« I will draw a line and it will be life.” Hokusai says.
“Drawing a line is not such an easy matter: heart as to be great and empty”, answers a Chinese proverb.

“People whose skin looks like the bark of the tree.

Proud, vertical and deserving, sometimes arrogant, seductive or seduced, or simply he.

Without arm, not in fact they are here, engraved and heightened by white, stuck on the body there, as powerless.

Flow of the body.

Raw man, raised, authentic man.

To make the white man, I took the black clay, for the black, the white.

Neither skin, nor colour, a person, a spirit.

At the dawn of the word, there is a gesture to raise yourself…to create”

Fabienne Claesen


Sculptor, ceramist and painter
Born on April 6th, 1959 in Leuven, Belgium

Studies and formations

1999 enamel trainee with H. Severijns

1998 glazed pottery trainee with A. Hurlet and D. Miller

1996 Seminar with Yang Seung-Ho

5th international ceramics meeting «
South clay   », La Borne, France

1995 Trainee with the sculptor Véronique Choppinet

1994 Trainee with the ceramist Patrick Picarelle

1981 Graduate in interior Architecture, Saint Luc School, Bruxelles, Belgium

1981 Graduate in sculptural ceramic of the Boisfort Acadamy, teacher J.Leyman

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Selected exhibitions

«   Matières à réflexion   », Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France

Exposition personnelle, Galerie Capazza, Nancay, France
2011   DTR Modern expo, Boston, USA

«   A fleur de peau   », Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France

Petits formats, Galerie Garden, Bruxelles, Belgique

Exposition personnelle, Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris

Art Nocturne Knokke, Galerie Capazza, Belgique

«   On the road again   », Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France

AAF, Tours & Taxis, Bruxelles,Galerie d’Haudrecy, Belgium

Galerie Garden, Bruxelles, Belgium

Fondation P&V, 2 sculptures the World citizenship Award

(Jacq Rousseau et Guido Verschueren)

Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris, France

AAF, Tours & Taxis, Bruxelles, Galerie d’Haudrecy, Belgium

«   Plastical fundamentals   », Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France

Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris, France

Galerie de l’Ô, Bruxelles, Belgium

Lineart, Galerie d’Haudrecy, Gand, Belgium

Tentuinstelling, Knokke, Belgium

«   Noir & Blanc   », Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France

Fondation P&V d’utilité publique, sculptures the World citizenship Award (J.Devos-S.Susskind)

Galerie d’Haudrecy, Knokke, Belgium

«   30 years of regards   », Galerie Capazza, Nançay, France

Galerie SassiI-Milici, Vallauris, France

Kunstwinkel, Schimmert, Netherlands

Galerie Indigo, Damme, Belgium

Galerie Prinsenhoek, Limbricht, Netherlands

Maison des Arts, Conches, France (avec Charlotte Poulsen)

Pure Klei, Keramiekcentrum de Tiendschuur, Tegelen, Netherlands

Kunstwinkel, Schimmert, Netherlands

Galerie Klein, Sceaux, France

Galerie 21, Uzès ,France

Gallery 21, Bruxelles, Belgium

Ceramic Markets in Swalmen & Milsbeek, Netherlands

European Makers Gallery , Amsterdam, Netherlands

10th Biennale de la Céramique, Andenne, Belgium. Award of the public

European Makers Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Galerie Klein, Sceaux , France

Gallery 21, Bruxelles, Belgium

Galerie Prinsenhoek, Limbricht, Netherlands

Beeldentuin Atelier De Kreet, Zevenbergen, Netherlands

Den Haag Art Fair, Netherlands

Kunsthuis Ingrit Desmet Keramiek Uit Eigen Land

Galerie Olyako, Wavre, Belgium

Lineart, Gand, Belgium   

Art Event, Lille, France

Galerie Prinsenhoek, Limbricht, Netherlands

Galerie Etienne Dewulf 1st Internationaal Keramieksalon

9th Biennale of ceramics, Andenne, Belgium

Ceramics markets in Swalmen, Braschaat, Milsbeek & Gmunden, Netherlands

Keramischer Dialog Zwischen Kontinenten

Galerie Schloss, Landeck, Austria

Lineart, Gand, Belgium

Galerij «   Nabij   », Kockengen, Netherlands

«   Keramiek uit eigen land   » Kunsthuis Ingrith Desmet, Vichte, Belgium

3de Zomerfestival van de Keramiek, Belgium

«   Ook dit is vierkant Belgisch   » IHAM-Galerij, Anvers, Belgium

«   Een keramisch dialoog tussen Twee Continenten   »

Galerij Van Mensel, Zelem Halen, Belgium

10 Céramistes Belges, Stichting de Kopermolen, Vaals, Netherlands

Lineart, Gand, Belgium

8th Biennale of ceramics, Andenne, Belgium

Kunsthuis Ingrith Desmet in Heule bij Kortrijk, Belgium

Galerij Marc Van Meensel with Tjok Dessauvage, Zelem Halen, Belgium

Ceramic market in Swalmen, Milsbeek & Gmunden, Netherlands

«   Firing meetings   », Galerie Pierre, Paris, France

Kunsthuis Ingrith Desmet, Heule-Kortrijk, Belgium

“Blauw”, Galerij Marc Van Meensel, Zelem Halen, Belgium

Galerie Rooyart, Venray, Netherlands

Galerie Van Eeckhout-Verbinnen, Leuven, Belgium

7e Biennale de la céramique, Andenne, Belgium

Wedstrijd Keramiek Hedendaagse Vormgeving. Brugge, Belgium

Marché de la céramique, Gmunden, Austria

De Kunstwinkel, Schimmert, Netherlands

Biennale Internationale d'art céramique, Bruxelles, Belgium

Galerie of the Communal credit

Sculpture concourse, Price of the french community Commission

Ceramic art International Biennale, Bruxelles, Belgium

Concours Art/terre, Comines-Warneton, Belgium

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