Self taught Belgian artist Jean-Francois Debongnie is known for his contemporary floral presentations, that are influenced by the two decades he has spent living in Asia. Having fallen in love with Eastern cultural and aesthetic traditions, Debongnie works exclusively with water-based acrylic and Chinese ink to create his atmospheric and ethereal pieces. In this work, the thin winding stems of the flowers convey their delicate nature, emphasised by the purity of their white colouring, which is contrasted with the solid texture of the flower heads they support. The seemingly disparate colours Debongnie uses for the background, vibrant red against muted black are balanced harmoniously, and give his botanical scenes a dramatic and mesmerizing quality.
His flower paintings both capture the essence of the flower and depict the beauty of landscapes.