When I paint, I always try to keep it simple

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Gaspar De Geyndt  

painter, Brussels / Leuven, 20

How would you describe what you do?

Exploring as much as possible. I find myself getting bored really quick, so I often switch things up. I don’t necessarily visit other mediums when that happens; changing my approach to painting often works for me.

What are you currently busy with?

I’ve been painting a lot. I really like simple combinations of two colours. When I paint, I always try to keep it simple; doing that just looks way more intense to me. 



Anything planned for the future?

I’m doing something with Slagwerk and there’s a magazine that ssaliva and I are working on. That’s it I think.

Nickname(s) people have given you? 

People have been calling me Gapi for quite a while now.

Latest déjà vu?

I don’t have those too often so I wouldn’t know.



Any new habits?

I started doing push-ups [Ha-ha-ha].

What’s your daily routine like?

At the moment the only thing that’s consistent about my daily structure is the push-ups. I try to keep the week balanced though [Ha-ha-ha].

Weirdest dream you’ve had?

There was this big bull in my yard. It was going to attack me, but I was able to grab it by the horns. We wrestled like that for quite some time. It felt amazing, really vivid.



What artists are you listening to?

Tony Shhnow, 10kdunkin, Rushhy Bandxz, Djnateakabakaman and Lucki. ssaliva and Dida make some really good music, Jef Roels makes amazing things on GarageBand and Quintano just dropped a crazy album. I also love Spinvis and old Booba stuff.

Favourite memory?

Moving in with two of my best friends probably.



Favourite emoji?


What advice would you give your younger/older self?

Keep calm.

Love of your life?

I think I will always love skateboarding; art gets on my nerves sometimes.

Biggest personal change since last year?

Besides getting my wisdom teeth pulled, I don’t think I’ve changed very much.


How did last year change your perspective?

Corona made me see that everybody is just trying to deal with the situation but failing. It takes us off our pedestal. We’re all equally stupid.

Are you a nostalgic person? 

No, I don’t think I am. 


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