Marc Maet

1985 00:03:22 col.

For the current art events programme 'Kunst-Zaken' Cornelis made this film about the artist Marc Maet. The programme opens with an introduction to the new photo book Roland Patteeuw made about Maet. The artist, who in the course of making the film, turned thirty, belongs to a generation of Belgian artists that reverted to the brush, canvas and paint—but this was the 1980s, the heydays of multimedia and installation art. Maet works economically. His works on paper usually consist of a few stripes of black gouache and strokes of charcoal. Though his paintings have concrete titles, such as 'African Dream', or 'Negro', they tend to be abstract. The film also features Maet leafing through his own book without uttering a word—Cornelis does not interview him—and images of his exhibition at the time in Ghent.

Directed by Cornelis, Jef
Presenter Mellaerts, Betty
Produced by BRT (Dienst Kunstzaken)