Birth : Born in Paris, France in 1950.
Training : Graduate studies in Paris (1967-1973): Bachelor of Fine Arts and Letters as an unregistered student. Long stays abroad, particularly in Latin America from 1975 to 1995. Works and exhibits in Colombia. Back to work in Paris in1995.
Technique : Eric de Belleval defines his painting as "lyrical abstraction and depth of the emotional field ..."
His works are based on three guiding principals:
Abstraction - The abstract painter is a free man. He paints the world with no obligation to copy it. He conveys the movement, the skies, the deserts and chasms, without depending on their topographic contours. He captures the movements that the eye does not see. He invites to meditating and daydreaming without imposing the recognition of reality.
Colour - The colour comes from the "depth" of the canvas and is revealed by the light source that illuminates it. The proposed painted motifs are worked with a brush much more than a knife, and rather slowly. The whites selected for the mixtures are somewhat chemically less opaque (able to mix without completely covering the other colours), thus allowing reliefs or holy effects.
The link - This mechanism between abstraction and colour finds its culmination in the eye of the observer who appropriates himself the canvas and finds a personal emotion, a trace of himself.
Exhibitions : 2010, 2011, 2012 Galerie Little Van Gogh, Bruxelles, Belgium; 2009 "Ombres et Lumières", IBM, Zurich, Switzerland; 2008 "Avant-garde et Abstraction" Banque Crédit Mutuel, Paris, France; 2007 "Abstraction lyrique années 2000" Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.; 1995 Exhibition at Galerie Ackermann, then in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, USA; 1970 First exhibitions at Versailles City Hall and first sales at the Giessen Museum, Germany; Has been participating twice a year, for the past 10 years, in the «Jeune création contemporaine» events at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris.
Collections : We find his work in various collections in France, Québec, the USA, Columbia, Switzerland, Belgium and Germany.