My name is Francky Vanden Bussche. Too long and dull for an artist name, right?
One day I saw the word "Billon" on a billboard during a holiday in Greece, I tought it sounded good so I started to use Billon as my artist name. I live and work in Belgium, where also my studio is.
When I was younger I drew a lot with markers and painted on small wooden panels.
Later on, I begin to use cheap paint on cheap canvases, and from this day on painting became an addiction.
At the beginning of my artist career I mostly painted pop-art style, but later on that developed into more abstract art.
I experienced that I could also create beautiful things with used materials, and I began to cut or ground dry paint so I could incorporate this flakes or granules into my artwork.
With worn street posters I make collages where I use photos of famous people or figures so they are playfully processed in my artwork.
But now, I do not paint , I play with color!
I like the colors and dynamic you can achieve in paintings.
The world around me with its diversity is always the source for new ideas.
I came to different styles from a number of different thought processes I was having at a specific time.
I start with an image, either a rough sketch or a photograph, or sometimes I try things out or to manipulate pictures on the computer.
And from that point on it becomes a whole progress, you become one with the painting.
For a long time I did not really came out with my artwork, but now I am ready to release them into the world, so that other people can enjoy as much joy, happiness and bliss like me when making them ...
” Every artist dips his brush in his own soul,
and paints his own nature into his pictures. ”
Henry Ward Beecher