Exhibition"Raoul De Keyser" Camden Arts Center, London 1973
"Raoul De Keyser" Provinciaal Museum, Hasselt 1973, cat. nr. 12
"Raoul De Keyser" CC de Bogaard i.s.m. CIAP, Sint-Truiden 2005, cat. nr. 9 reprod.
Literature"Raoul De Keyser: het samengaan van gegeven en schilderij" Roland Jooris, Visueel 2, E. Veys, Tielt 1972, p. 23 & 30 reprod.
ProvenanceAcquired directly from the artist by the current owner
Raoul De Keyser is a lover of football and art. Initially a sports journalist for various newspapers, he starts his career as an artist a late bloomer. Both passions melt together in work as "chalk lines and two greens". De Keyser is fascinated by his daily environment is converted into a simplified figuration. Only two white lines and green areas reveal this work as a football field.
In the first place his paintings represent themselves, i.e. their inherent nature and autonomy: the carrier and the pictorial layer. The abstraction of the subject enables the painter to reflect on the autonomy of the medium. The chalk lines and color planes focus our attention on the paint and the canvas, on color and perspective. Moreover, the plain of the football field refers to the two-dimensionality of the painting, the line drawing refers to the execution of a pictorial act.