Serge Dehaes

07/09/2017 - 05/10/2017

If anyone asked me who Floyd Huddleston and Al Rinker were, my only answer would be silence ! Yet their music was my first introduction to jazz. I close my eyes and I am on the rooftops of Paris. Through the skylight, Thomas O’Malley accompanied by Duchess, Marie, Toulouse and Berlioz introduce me to Scat Cat and the Alley Cats performing “Everybody Wants to Be a Cat” in Walt Disney’s classic animated feature.
Lucien Malson wrote : “Jazz offers the pleasure of an art conceived in the now, dispensing with thought control, where no correction, revision, amendment are possible”. This is at the core of my graphic approach.

Serge Dehaes, who trained as a graphic designer, teaches visual communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. After cutting his teeth in advertising as an art director, he became a freelance illustrator.
He has illustrated around sixty school textbooks for Labor, and co-written children’s books (Casterman) with Philippe Geluck since 1990. He is also a press and comic cartoonist (Fluide Glacial, Paquet, Lombard, Poivre & Sel and D’Acôté) and has published two “art & sketch” collections (éditions du Singe).
In 2017, he began self-publishing with “Dessine-moi un lapin”, a collection of freestyle drawings, and “Blue Note”, a collection of 10 years of jazz drawings.

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