Charles J. de Bisthoven


Charles  J. de Bisthoven


" ... thus, the viewer becomes the author "



An exploration of the mystery of the inner and outside world in drawing and painting. His research is gestural, graphic and painterly, spiritual. A central theme, the distance in time and space between people and places. Once a work is made, it does not belong to him anymore. He only retain his own vision of it. Each viewer may adapt it to his own experience, desire, opinion and takes part in the process of creation as he sees the image and makes his own vision of it. It is a profound intimate experience, a trip inside one’s self. Thus, the viewer becomes the author. An image seen by a hundred viewers results in a hundred versions of it.


Born in Bruxelles, in 1992, lives and work in Cluj-Napoca ( RO) and Liege ( BE)

Training and  Education

2015-2017 - MA in Painting, UAD - Universitate de Arte si Design, Cluj-Napoca, RO (ongoing)
2014-2015 - BA in Painting, ESA Saint-Luc, Liège, BE
2013-2014 - Erasmus grant, faculty of Painting, UAD Cluj-Napoca, RO
2011-2013 - BA in Comic strip & Illustration ESA Saint-Luc, Liège, BE 

Solo exhibitions
2016 Gesture Drawings, double solo expositions with Mia Štark, Galeria Gasa Matei, Cluj-Napoca, Romania  
2015Peintures, dessins, gravures, solo exposition, Galerie Wégimont, Liège, Belgium

Group exhibitions

2015Berlininclujinberlin, group show with the Aici Acolo Pop Up Gallery , Gara Mica, Cluj-Napoca  
2015Une diversité de regards à travers le portrait, group show at the Galerie Artisalie, Liège  
2015  - MobilArt - 7th biennal of contemporary art, Liège   
2015  - Quand la musique prend forme(s), group show and live performance in collaboration with the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra of Liège after the works of Philip Glass and other contemporary composers
2013  - Carnets de Voyage; group show; presentation of work “LInde sous la plume et le pinceau de deux frères”, Liège,
2013The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, New York, NY, USA

2015 -  Artslant Third Showcase