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Tony de Wolf

November 2024

Priory Gallery Broadway are proud to bring to you the new collection of works from this genius painter, tony de wolf.

Tony De Wolf was born in Antwerp, Belgium, September 1961. Since he was young, he liked drawing. Whenever he could, he started to make sketches, trying to draw like the great Old Masters, as well as what he saw around him, objects, pictures just anything he could lay his eyes on. There was this goal that kept him going:
proving that he would become a great painter, wanting to show
his talent to the world, becoming a colleague of so many artists he admired throughout his youth.

After seven years of painting classes at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Tony found private guidance in the atelier of Willem Dolphyn and later with Peter Van Tongerloo. Here he found new important technical and moral support, which led to controlling the art of still-life painting, in a hyperrealistic way.

His compositions display the technical gifts of the Old Masters yet incorporate a fresh approach in presentation and selection of subjects. His paintings leave the spectator stunned, you can almost smell the fruit, while enjoying the freshness of their colours. The configurations are thoughtfully considered, the merging of beautifully laundered linen, lusciously ripe fruit and cool-colour
combinations resonate well with the senses. The gentle humour he displays with the placing of certain objects is subtle, the distorted reflections encourage you to look deeper into the paintings, engaging your eye and intellect with equal intensity. Tony’s chosen objects are painted to
perfection including their flaws, the blemishes on fruit, chips in china, scratches in silver, maybe a fray on the linen, all suggesting a past life and adding yet another layer of thought and enjoyment to the paintings.

Layers of oil paint are thinly applied to build up a near flawless beautiful surface. He compliments
all is work with simple black frames with a silver slip. His work is finished off with several layers of varnish to almost give it that appearance that its behind glass, a unique technique.
It is little wonder that Tony’s works are found in prized collections worldwide.