Artist Victor de Bie (Groningen, 1976) is one of four siblings in a family of artists and graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2001 as a fashion designer.
After working numerous years in fashion as a stylist, fashion-editor and casting-agent, Victor de Bie makes a U-turn.
In 2017 he changes Paris for Amsterdam to reinvent himself and dedicates himself to his free work. As a visual artist Victor creates his own universe by paintings, drawings and objects.
Having studied fashion design, his work often relates to fashion. His formative background is revealed most prominently via the many invented elements in his work. The characteristic long, drawn-out figurines with their characteristic 'sunken faces' also find their origin in his fashion background. His artistic signature further stands out due to his distinctive use of bright colours and triangular shapes.
Victor's work is largely inspired by the Roman Catholic culture of his originally Belgian family, with relatives that painted numerous religious works in Churches and Cathedrals in the Flanders Area. His family residence in Antwerp as well as his parental home, both filled with family heirlooms and family portraits, are clearly beloved subject matters.
Amongst the many self-portraits in his mainly autobiographical work, family members and good friends are to be found.