Koen Fillet (1962) studied drawing and graphics at St-Lucas in Ghent, Belgium, and failed. After destroying his entire early oeuvre, Fillet abandoned the arts for almost three decades.
While Koen Fillet earns a living talking, he prefers to keep quiet. Which is where art comes in. A growing unease with journalism and the media and a brimming urge to translate images into form made Fillet return to the easel and pick up the brush once more.
Now painting has become his language: a way of subtly expressing the fundamental disquiet which always lingers just beneath the surface of his work.
As a visual artist Koen Fillet is fending off journalism from his oeuvre. Now and again he fails. Again.