Johan de Fre (born 1952)

Johan de Fre was born in Lokeren, Belgium in 1952. He moved to Antwerp where he became involved with the Antwerp Classical School. He is strongly influenced by the Masters of seventeenth century Dutch still life painting, particularly Jan Van Eyck and Willem Claesz Heda. His technique continues their tradition of favouring wooden panels over canvas. The faultlessly smooth surface this allows shows off Johan's extraordinarily delicate brushstrokes and unparalleled attention to detail.
 

These intense studies of the more complex compositions of classical still life paintings have led him to a fascination with the individual objects from which they are constructed. In his work Johann isolates each item, whether a single piece of fruit or an earthenware pot from his collection, arriving at a contemporary interpretation that refines each subject to an image of perfect simplicity and purity that raises it above its otherwise commonplace nature.
 

To own a work by Johan de Fre is an enormous privilege and pleasure. Each exquisite painting is a testament to his commitment to perfection.

Johan de Fre

Giant Orange

£4,000

Johan de Fre

Conference Quartet

£4,000

Johan de Fre

Conference Pears

£5,800

Johan de Fre

Composition with Marbles

£4,000

Johan de Fre

Big Plums

£4,000

Johan de Fre

Yellow Plums

£4,000

Johan de Fre

The Grapes-Collection

£9,300

Johan de Fre

The Charm of Thistles

£4,000

Johan de Fre

Royal Gala

£4,000

Johan de Fre

Rainier Cherries

£4,000

Johan de Fre

Pomegranates I

£4,000

Johan de Fre

Pomegranates

£5,700

Johan de Fre

Plums of Prince

£4,000

Johan de Fre

Plums Made in Blu-Italia

£4,000

Johan de Fre

One Missing Piece

£4,000

Johan de Fre

Mixed Fruit

£4,000

Johan de Fre

Lychees

£5,700

Johan de Fre

Loquat Medlars and Granadilla Passion Fruits

£7,500

Johan de Fre

Innocence and the Opposite

£5,800