by Olivia Louden

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The key words for Eddy Bogaert‘s art are “chaotic balance.” With a style that manages to be both crazy and controlled, Eddy combines pop culture symbols, black lights, and street art techniques to create works that challenge both the psyche and the system.

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How has your artistic style developed over time?

Like a baby learning to crawl, then walk, then run. I added one more thing and I opened up another dimension. That’s how it developed.

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Can you explain your idea of “chaotic balance”?

Like the weather, in all its beauty, is also chaotic. This is called the Lyapunov Time. My work is called a ‘chaotic balance,’ because through the chaos one can start seeing balanced patterns and subliminal messages that with the naked eye one cannot see.

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Where do you get the photos you use in your collages, and how do you decide which ones to use?

The photos I use for my collages come from pictures I’ve taken from my iPhone, or I borrow a camera. Sometimes, I use fashion pictures from magazines. I use pictures that inspire me and move me.

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Can you describe what your actual artistic process looks like, from conception to creation to completion?

My artistic process, like everything I do, comes from the heart and then the mind. I truly work on emotions, which sometimes in the non-artistic world gets me in trouble. The next step is the light. I use black light as a medium for some of my pieces to create what I like to call a feeling of truth. Then I start to draw and paint on the canvas, and I have it to on the floor.  I feel nearer to more parts of the painting and I can walk around it. I start to get into a meditative trance, where I feel like I’m dancing with the paint on the canvas, moving my feet and and I start to create. Intrinsically, I start the drama in my head. Once I start to write subliminal messages around the painting, writing words like “love,” “take me,” or “fuck me now.” With the naked eye, most of the time one will never see this, unless I point it out. All this is done using acrylic paint, oil paints and sometimes nail polish, because I just like the effect it makes. The next process is grabbing the canvas and literally dancing tango with it, I lift it up, put it down and turn it around and flip it upside down and I then start to use spray paint using a more urban technique with a more street feel to it; this process usually makes the paint pop and I start creating more depth. The process after that I use marker and tipid paint to give it some outline; this helps make my work more 3D. While the paint starts to dry, I start to draw anything I’m feeling that time on a piece of paper or I start to draw on a picture. The next process is to incorporate the pictures into the painting, and then I resin it.

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In what ways is anarchy an art form?

Anarchism is the idea of search for identity that manifests itself in many different forms. The only way for the anarchist to discover his identity is to experience and evolve his individuality within the rest of society. Looking for liberation and knowledge of self, looking for the journey. Many anarchists consequently mark their own odyssey by the artwork that reflects their own struggle for self which is why anarchy and art are undeniably intertwined.

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 Finally, where is your work available to view and purchase?

One can email me after they see my work on the website www.eddybogaertart.com or check it out on Instagram @eddybogaert007

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