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Eric Legrain – another painter of fry shops

Submitted by mich on Tuesday, 9 December 2008No Comment - 18,960 views

bf1_131For a long time I thought Gillis Houben was the only painter with a passion for “frietkoten” (fry shops). I was wrong. Recently I discovered the work of Eric Legrain, a painter from the french-speaking part of Belgium.

A quote from his website (in French I’m afraid):

Une baraque à frites ou fritkot c’est avant tout un territoire existentiel.
Du nord au sud, de l’est à l’ouest le belge s’y reconnaît …  Nous sommes au sein de la mère patrie.
Dans le petit matin apercevant le phare, nous pouvons crier terre. Sous l’étendard “fritüure” la fragile ossature perdure, plantée face à l’abîme contre vents et marée.
“Une bonne frite réchauffe l’âme, c’est le caviar du pauvre, un parfum d’évasion pour les notables”…  Eric Legrain est amateur, il traite le sujet par amour, brosse un portrait social.
Il traite d’un archétype alimentaire, en prise avec l’histoire universelle.
L’esseulement de l’architecture campe le phénomène dans toute son étrangeté, proche du module lunaire.
Jean-Philippe Goffaux

 

Legrain recently went a bit further and painted fry shop snacks. Never seen before as far as I know.

See also my post on Eric Legrains videos.

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