Biography

glenn bracke

Glenn Bracke was born into a family of silk screen printers on March 25th 1970.
Glenn developed an interest in silk screen printing and soon became the third generation following the footsteps of his ancestors.
Born and raised in a Belgium town called Aalst, famous for its history in printing by virtue of the 15th century printer and editor Dirk Martens. Over time Glenn developed his own personal printing style and techniques.

During the Seventies, silk screen printing and design became very popular amongst many artists , Andy Warhol being one of the most important. At this point Glenn was inspired to study silk screening and photography. After completing his national service, at the age of twenty Glenn opened his first silk screen printing company, called Glenn Tex and specialized in full color T-shirt printing.

Soon Glenn also moved into real estate and has been running a successful business for more than 20 years. However his great passion for printing, art and photography has always remained with him. A few years ago he picked up his camera again. By creating powerful studies of personalities such as Bryan Ferry, Randy Jones, Shaggy, Eros Rammazotti and Nile Rodgers , Glenn started experimenting with divers techniques all related to photography.

This experimental phase inspired Glenn to create a number of unique collections of art, some of which were exhibited in 2014 at Art Style Gallery in Knokke, a city at the Belgium Coast, well-known for its art galleries. In May 2014 Glenn presented his art work during the Cannes Film Festival, exposing a truly stunning and imaginative study of screen icon Grace, coinciding with the official opening of the Festival and Première of the movie Grace, with Nicole Kidman playing the lead.
Another work – Shopping in Paris - was exhibited at Nikki Beach Club during the festival and - Studio 54 - was presented at the exhibition of La Chambre Noire .

During Summer 2014, Glenn participated in a contest for Young artists through the cultural emissions Cobra of the National Television Channel.
Glenn's work " Shopping in Paris " was nominated amongst 700 candidates and ten nominees exposed the winning artworks during September in M Museum in Louvain.

In late 2014 Glenn embarked on his most ambitious and challenging projects to date. Entitled - Bones - this project took him over a year to complete and was presented for the first time at the end of August 2015. By invitation of the Amsterdam International the complete installation was exhibited in the main square adjoining the fare itself. For the duration of the fare, thousands were able to visit Glenn's stunning work. Both visually challenging and thought provoking, this work of art comes with a very strong message - Stop polluting our oceans. It is Glenn's intention that Bones be toured around the world to raise awareness of this important environmental issue.

Glenn's inspiration comes from personal observations and life experiences, his next major piece derives from modern day society - Face...Book is made in bronze and features a life size face and book supported by the artists own hand, also in bronze. Completed in early 2016 this unique piece was shown for this first time in April 2016, at the Imagination Art show Brussels. The show itself ran for ten days and included over forty examples of Glenn's work. The project was a collaboration between art and music and featured live performance by Leee John from Imagination and Plastic Bertrand. The Imagination Art Show was Glenn's first major showing of his work and was very well received. In response to numerous requests to repeat this, Glenn agreed to tour the Imagination art show. Holland was the first stop and in early June 2016 the Imagination Art Show was the central feature of the ARTR.I.P Expo located the beautiful countryside area of Bergen. Also a great success, Glenn may return at ARTR.I.P 2017.

Glenn's work is being recognised for its depth, originality, uniqueness and message. The Imagination Art show will arrive in Paris mid October 2016 and will coincide with Fiac Art Fare. Also the 35th anniversary concert and celebrations of Leee John and his band Imagination.

Constantly pushing the boundaries and exploring his creative ideas, Glenn is currently working on a number of exciting new work. Glenn believes strongly that " Art can change your world " and his work is a testament to this.