Count Dr. Thomas Andre Louis maes (1983) – BELGIUM
Count - Graaf of Brasschaat
Painter, sculptor, designer, gallerist, art curator, art dealer, art consultant, event and trade fair organizer.
Maes operates, organizes art events, art fairs internationally, Belgium, Monaco, Cannes, Greece, Italy, USA, etc.
Honorary Doctorate in Modern & Contemporary Arts. Granted doctorate by the Orthodox University of Italy, Facoltà Universitaria Ortodossa San Gregorio Magno.
Maes organizes and participates in events and exhibitions worldwide. With celebrities and high attendees, Gallery’s and top art-fairs. His work is drawing the attention of international collectors; his Sculpture designs and paintings are published in art books as contemporary masters, contemporary sculptors and art magazines. The artist is influenced by a number of fields, including design, technology, science, architecture, and archaeology, as well as art history.
Maes artwork shows an extraordinary collection of paintings with ordinary objects in an unusual context.
They attract the viewer’s interest by giving new meanings to familiar things. The use of ordinary objects in unfamiliar spaces is joined to his desire to create poetic imagery as well as his consciousness to think about the Universe Thomas Maes described the process of painting as the art of putting colors side by side in such a way that their real aspect is effaced, so that familiar objects clouds, amphora’s, houses, trees or cubic forms - become united in a single poetically disciplined image.
The poetry of these images dispense with any symbolic significance, old or new. Each of these recurring themes can be interpreted differently and has significant meanings.
His paintings entitled “Dark Matter”, “A New World” or “Civilization” represent images which evoke a kind of mystery.
Thomas Maes' constant play with reality and illusion can be attributed to his interest in history, science and culture.
In his artworks Maes is playing back and forth, zapping reality and illusion on and off, reflecting his constantly shifting perception during his mental time journey. Since many years, Thomas Maes formed his own signature in a very clean, concise and precise style. Thomas Maes' interest is to inspire us; his works represent both dreams and apparent paradoxes at once.
The themes and motifs encourage reflecting upon our world, Mankind, Genesis, Macrocosm and the Universe.
Some of the past Events, Fairs, Galleries, Publications where Maes has been seen.
2008 August Expo the Greek islands landscapes, solo exhibition (Greece)
2008 Drawings and photography works for archaeology (Greece)
2009 February Private, solo exhibition Antverpia Brasschaat (Belgium)
2009-2010 Gallery Show Chania Crete (Greece)
2011 July-August Solo exhibitions sculptures-paintings-design-photography Rethymno-Chania
2011 Rome/Italy Under the patronage of the embassy of Belgium and Councillor Permanent Representation of Belgium to the Organizations of the United Nations at Gallery Tondinelli in Rome, Italy
2012 June Thomas Maes published in the book Contemporary sculptors, with 7 of his Design sculptures
(Schiffer books USA)
2012 May Exhibition of Contemporary Art (International Exhibition)From figuration to the transfiguration - GALLERY FIDIM MILAN/ITALY HISTORY OF 'ART and ART CRITIC - PROF. D.O DELNEGRO
2012 Maes published in Museum and Gallery Magazine ExpoArt with Written art review By art Critic and art historian Prof. Domenico Delnegro Italy
2012 July International Art Exhibition Rome at Gallery Vista
2012 August Exhibition NEW YORK AGORA GALLERY Interpretive Realms
2012 August ART NOCTURNE KNOCKE Fine Art and Antique Fair Knokke/Belgium Solo booth Maes and Gabriel Meiring.
2012 December International Art Exhibition in Rome at Domus Gallery
2013 January Exhibition New York Agora Gallery, Portals of Perception
2013 March Auction for cancer foundation Belgium, kom op tegen kanker.
2013 March Published in Fine art book INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS Vol 7
2013 April Published in Art Book, ART TAKES TIMES SQUARE
2013 April Art Monaco 2013, Art Fair Monaco. Solo booth
2013 April AUCTION at Art Monaco of one of the works of Maes Auctioned for the cancer faundation
2013 May luxury event, Solo Exhibition at The Villa Oxygen (Richard Nilsson & Jackson foundation) Supper Cannes, Cannes Film festival.
2013 May Art Venue We are the world, Exhibition and auction of 15 international artists, at The Villa Oxygen (Richard Nilsson & Jackson foundation) Supper Cannes, Cannes Film festival.
2013 June Published in the art book Important Artists in The World.
2014 February Venue Diamonds For Life, Auction, Group exhibition, galleries, artists and jewelry design. At the royal palace on the Meir and Napoleon Museum. Belgium
2014 February Solo Exhibition Royal palace on the Meir and Napoleon Museum. Antwerp, Belgium
2014 February Auction benefit cancer foundation Belgium Royal palace on the Meir. Antwerp, Belgium
2017 January Managing director at Posterus-Event bvba, Belgium
2017 March Art Exhibit & Auction Investment Event at Monaco
2018 January Creator and founder Posterus360 Virtual Venues
2018 September VIFAF Art Fair , Creator & founder of Virtual International Fine Art Fair & Posterus360 Virtual Trade Fairs
2019 August Co-owner/ Managing director of World Of Crete IKE
2020 May-October Villas Exhibitions Chania, Crete
2020 June-October Exhibition Nama Chania,Crete
2020 September Private Villas Exhibition Chania, Crete
2021 May Awarded and given the offical nobility title "Count" Of Brasschaat
2021 May Select Art 2021
2021 June Owner & manager at Villa Moma, Art venues.
2021 June Offcial royal advisor of the Royal house of Mentenegro
2021 June Exhibition Nama
2021 July Collector Exhibition
2021 June-October Villas Exhibitions 2021
2021 September Night Of Contemporary
2021 October VIFAF '21
2021 November Honorary Doctorate In Modern & Contemporary Arts.
Granted doctorate by the Orthodox University of Italy, Facoltà Universitaria Ortodossa San Gregorio Magno.
2021 December VIFAF '21 v2 11th December-18th December
2022 January Fauna & Flora DreamScapes 6-28 January 2022
2022 February Select Art '22, 25-28th February 2022
2022 April VIFAF Virtual International Fine Art Fair, 9-30 April 2022
2022 August VIFAF 30 August - 20 September 2022
2022 October Night Of Contemporary, 1-4 October 2022
2022 November Selection comitee member and fair director Art & Antique Fair Select Art.
2023 May Select Art '23 Art & Antique Fair, 27-29 May 2023
2023 May VIFAF 2023 v1