Johan Messely

This is a weird one- I can find almost no biographical information on this painter, he seems to have not titled any of his paintings, and I’m not even sure that is actually his picture above. Strange for an artist with such a huge output.

Here is the bit of bio I managed to find on him-

Johan Messely grew up in the artistic world of his father Paul Messely, also a painter, who served as his great example and motivation.

After his studies into technical engineering and later photography, Johan settled as a professional photographer in Menen, Belgium, but eventually decided to turn painting from being just a hobby into his future career. Johan aims at creating scenes in which the subtle play between light and shadow takes the central stage. His oil paintings are sunny and colourful, and depict optimism and the joy of life. They can be described as figurative art, but with an impressionistic touch.

Johan aims to create scenes in which the subtle play between light and shadow takes the central stage.
His oil paintings are sunny and colourful, and depict optimism and the joy of life. They can be descibed as figurative art, but with an impressionistic touch. Apart from oil on canvas.
Johan also has a passion for pastel, in which he depicts the woman in a natural pause. Again here, the combination of light and shadow are an important part of his work.
Per più informazioni leggi qui: https://www.tuttartpitturasculturapoesiamusica.com/2011/12/johan-messely-1927-belgium-secret.html
Since it’s June and everything is growing, I think you’ll see why I picked his work for this month. No snarky post titles this time- I’ll let the pictures speak.