My name is Daniel Lefèvre, I am a Belgian artist currently living in São Paulo, Brazil, since December 2002.
To exhibit the technique and creativity of my work for people to see and enjoy everywhere, from this website to renowned museums of modern art.
Me & My Work
While traveling through Europe when I was younger I had the opportunity to absorb the culture of many countries and this is reflected in my art. I learned that many renowned painters before starting a portrait began to plan their work in black and white. My inspiration comes from artists such as Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux.
I have always liked art and culture since I was a child thanks to the influence of my parents, and participated in numerous art contests winning several awards when I was young.
Later, at the age of 15, I developed a true passion and mature appreciation for art during a tour in the Frans Masereel museum on a school trip. All of the artwork I saw was black and white and had a lot of creativity in them. After seeing the work of Masereel I went to the library to research about black and white art and discovered the works of Maurits Escher. I loved seeing the way in which objects in Escher’s work interacted and merged. I was 16 when I started to make my own designs and develop my technical work based on these styles.
My own work is made with very fine Rotring Isograph pens and black ink. The idea of using this type of pen came about as at the time I began my work I was studying a course related to architecture and technical drafting. In the beginning I copied designs from other artists with until I started making my own pieces, developing a new method of drawing, which I had never seen before age 18.
Over the years I have sold 87 works to collectors all over the world and have gone through several artistic phases. In the beginning my work was exclusively black and white, but I soon began adding lines in various shades of gray to add depth, texture and contrast, and also started experimenting with surrealism.
At age 30 I stopped drawing for a while to devote myself to marriage, children and work. Now that my children have grown up, I have started drawing again in São Paulo.