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.