The first one is Ronald Ceuppens, a Belgian printmaker. Unfortunately for me, his site is in Belgian and I cannot quite grasp the exact impetus for his work but that hardly matters once you see it. I am particularly interested in the arrangement of print fragments and collage elements in his "collections". I am also fascinated by his mixed media work about children.
His work is excellently crafted and evokes a sense of memory or dream although the results are often unsettling. I am drawn to the Dreamchild object, what appears to be a doll body encased in leather with ceramic branches for arms. It is unclear if this "child" is a memory or manifestation of birth or death or a physical representation of an imagined spirit.
Many of the pieces below are available in Ronald's Etsy Shop Fleurografie. I highly recommend having a look at the work he has posted there. If you would like to see more of Ronald's work be sure to visit his blog.
I discovered this little description in English on his blog though I am unsure of the source:
He likes long walks, hiking in the mountains or simply exploring the city. The itineraries of his walks are found in his work, reduces to their abstract form. Using sketches, drawings and objects collected during his walks, Ronald makes the designs for his prints. Reproduced in a repetitive manner they give rise to serial work in which each work speaks individually. The reconstructions of images made up of such fragments is a way of preserving the memory of a place The artist manages to translate nostalgia for the past into a search for future pleasure. Ronald Ceuppens creates an abstract world, filled with the sensitive melody of silence and serenity.