Marcel Ceuppens
Illustration, Bruxelles Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Belgium
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Brief Summary
Marcel Ceuppens was born in Brussels in 1960; he currently both lives and works in Brussels and London. He’s studied advertising at the Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art & Design.
He quickly became a successful Art Director working for the most creative advertising agencies in Belgium before to become a full time painter/illustrator.
He began creating economic, highly conceptual digital paintings in 2010 and exhibits his work since then. His paintings have been published in Belgian, British and American media and was featured in the Creative Review’s Illustration Annual 2011.
He is inspired by his passion for mid-century art, design and architecture.
Besides Portraits and architectural paintings, Marcel’s favorite protagonist—his “everyman”—appears solo or with cookie cutter duplicity throughout these paintings. Each work possesses a specified narrative within a spare, minimalist context and no doubt is very communicative. It is easy to either directly relate, or be rather familiar with this universal character as he conforms to the expected norms of both life and work in an unresisting manner and as he passively observes out of the ordinary natural disasters. Our protagonist appears detached; he is faceless and nonemotive but we empathize with him nonetheless.
The Word magazine (B)
Plaizier Brussels (B)
Wired USA
Creative Review
Ethos magazine (UK)
Notre Dame magazine (USA)
GQ India
Gatehouse Advisory
Professional Experience
Born in Brussels in 1960
Studied advertising at the Sint-Lukas Brussels University College
of Art & Design.
Lives in Brussels, Belgium.
Worked as Art DirectorCreative Director for Belgian advertising agencies.
Started with paintings in 2009.
Became full time painter/illustrator in 2012

First paintings exhibition in March 2011 at Artemptation Gallery in Brussels
Brussels Accessible Art Fair in May 2011
Brussels Accessible Art Fair in October 2011
Lineart Ghent Art Fair in December 2011
Casa Batllo Showcase 2011 Barcelona in December 2011
The Affordable Art Fair Brussels in Februari 2012
Antwerp Accessible Art Fair in March 2012
The Other Art Fair London in May 2012
Brussels Louise Night in September 2012
Brussels Accessible Art Fair in September 2011
The Affordable Art Fair New York in October 2012
The Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam in October 2012
Art Ghent 2012 in November 2012
The Affordable Art Fair Brussels in Februari 2013
Lille Art March 2013
Charlotte van Lorreinen Gallery Brussels (Solo Exhibition)
The Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong in March 2013

Awards and Recognition
Featured in Creative Review Illustration Annual 2011
Category Personal/non published

Merit Award 3x3 Magazine ProShow 2012.
Category Unpublished.

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