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As a 29-year-old artist from Belgium, I am driven by an unwavering passion for charcoal. From a young age, my love for drawing manifested in every blank surface I could find, from papers to magazines. Though my artistic pursuits waned during my teenage years, it wasn't until a period of personal turmoil in 2016 that I rediscovered my passion for creating through black markers. Eventually, I transitioned to charcoal, and have never looked back. In 2018, I enrolled in the 7-year drawing program at the Kunstacademie in Halle, further honing my craft.

My work is defined by a mysterious, chiaroscuro style that is both alluring and enigmatic. I often depict abandoned spaces and landscapes, as well as mysterious portraits, each one a window into a world of discovery and emotion. My process begins with capturing a moment that resonates deeply with me, then bringing that image to life through a blend of realism and surrealism, drawing inspiration from my lucid dreams.

Central to my art is the interplay between light and darkness. I am captivated by the way a single beam of light can transform a dark image, and I strive to capture that mesmerizing effect by utilizing the white of the paper itself. Charcoal is my medium of choice, as it allows me to tap into my innermost creative impulses. My works range in size from small A4 sketches to large-scale pieces.


Feel free to contact me if you are interested in an artwork, or if you want to know more regarding anything. I am also open for assignments. Visit the assignments page to learn more about my services.


8000 - Brugge
October - November 2022
Rodeart / Kunstkring 10x10
1640 - Sint-Genesius-Rode
September 2022
Kunst in het Dorp
1674 - Bellingen
September 2021
Alizarine (solo show)
1500 - Halle
May 2021
CC 't Vondel
1500 - Halle
February 2021
1500 - Halle
July 2019
1640 - Sint-Genesius-Rode
May 2019
1640 - Sint-Genesius-Rode
March 2017

Jan Boex

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