Cyril DESMET - Biography

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Painter and printer, Desmet was born in Casablanca on the 31st of July, 1950.

He made studies in publicity drawing and illustration in Paris from 1968 to 1971. He then travelled extensively throughout the Middle East and Western Africa from 1972 to 1975. He was initiated to prints at the workshop of Simone and Henri Jean starting in 1986.

Desmet is an artist who ventures into unknown territories, filled by dreams and lit by the imagination. The places and people in his imagery do not belong to any specific time or space. They tell a story that each viewer may understand differently according to his memory and his facility to consider a dream-like world in full day. Definitely a painter, Cyril Desmet is also in some ways a poet, a prophet and a story-teller.


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