Fik Van Gestel (Turnhout 1951)

Fik Van Gestel was one of the group of painters known as the "New Expressive Painters" in the 1980s. This group brought painting back into the limelight after a long absence. Altough the work of Van Gestel is not characterised by recurrent themes and style, it is still possible to detect a thread through it; he works with images that pop up in their immediate surroundings like plants in a garden and computer images.

Fik Van Gestel - the Nightingales, 2013