Moline’s creative process (in Saachi Art)
Born in 1948 in Belgium, Daniel Moline is a Belgian writer and portraitist living and working in the countryside near Spa. He graduated as an philosopher from FUNDP in Namur and lived as an artist 16 years in Japan (until 1990). His work has been regularly exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Belgium and Japan. Staying receptive to the history and the cultural interaction between Europe and Japan is one of his main concern. Moline’s creative process starts with sketches and drawing from life on the canvas. He paints mostly portraits (mainly women), spending a great deal of time with each subject, a rapport with his model being necessary to work. He tried several mediums but somehow always returns to amber as he finds it the ideal and enigmatic partner adapted to his needs of expression. This light oily substance of rare purity and beautiful transparency takes some days to dry out, but brightens tonnes and offers remarkable elasticity. Several thin layers of extra-fine paint will sustain for ever the ardour and bloom of colour fields with strong visual impact. A patient process for a unique result !