Roy van Ecke
Roy van Ecke Bio
Roy van Ecke was raised in a family of Dutch functionaries. He was a rebellious boy, frequently changed schools, became independent at 18, interrupted and resumed studies. His fascination with calligraphy goes back to his childhood when, by using icons and symbols, he created his own alphabet.
Roy van Ecke Art Statement
“Pseudologia Fantastica” a series, which refers to the theory of lies, is a good example of it. Roy attempts in and by his works, to define and capture this eternal human vice. Like philosophers, ethicists, logicians, semanticists, semiotics, psychologists, sociologists and, finally, linguists, Roy encodes his insights and reflections on the nature of lies. The artist presents in an abstract way the universality of the lie and its various forms.
Roy van Ecke asemic writing is a process inspired by handwriting. This is a completely abstract visual creation deprived of any specific semantic meaning and therefore open to every possible interpretation. Calligraffiti is an art form that combines calligraphy, typography and graffiti. Calligraffiti and calligraphy art integrates signs referring to lettering in compositions that form a broader, symbolic, very emotional message.