Christian’s sense of beauty and the individual strength and spirit of his protagonists is developed through careful consideration of line, lighting and geometry as well as his perspicacious awareness of the power of colour to reveal that which is behind the surface of each character. At the heart of these works is a search not just for physical beauty but also for something of the spirit that embraces and motivates each one in our era of hyper-celebrity.
The uniqueness of Christian’s work lies in his radical choice for strong colours and mixture of oils and acrylics usually preferring to combine them with bold shapes. His works are deeply powerful and compelling in the way they capture light and space in translating the artist’s desire to create large iconic works.
Christian studied art at Ghent Art School and was trained at the famous Antwerp Fashion Academy, soon to realize his passion for painting exceeded his love for designing clothes. Always joyful in composition, he presents a radiant kaleidoscope of shapes and forms. His choice to combine rough passion with playful humour and bright colours recalls the artist’s view of popular fashions and trends.
Develter’s world-acclaimed works are housed in some of the most spectacular properties and art collections around the world including that of Royalty. His iconic works are also on permanent display in legendary hotels across the globe including the Copacabana Palace Hotel – Rio, the Mandarin Oriental – Bangkok, The Belmond D’Angkor – Siem Reap, The Raffles Grand Hotel – Angkor Wat and Raffles Hotel Le Royal – Phnom Penh.