Ronny Van De Velde
Having lived in Paris for several years, the Dutch-born painter Bram Bogart finally settled in Belgium in the early 1960s. In the 1950s, he had helped to found a movement called Art Informel (informal painting, art without form), but in the 1960s, after a short collaboration with the COBRA group, he decided to set out on his own course. His work was always primarily abstract in nature, featuring a limited pallet of simple colours. From the 1970s onwards, he used such thick mixtures of pigment and cement that he had to apply these using a trowel, his works almost collapsing under the weight.