March 29, 2019

Pol Bury was born in 1922 in Haine-Saint-Pierre, part of La Louvière (Belgium). During his studies at the Academy in Mons, he was mainly influenced by the surrealism of Yves Tanguy and René Magritte. Therefore his early work mainly demonstrates this influence, but by the end of the 1940s his painting abstracted. He was then a member of a group of young Belgian artists and often exhibited with Cobra artists. However, in the 50s and 60s, he found his own way in the art world and was partly at the origin of kinetic art, with which he gained worldwide fame. Unlike other artists from this movement, the movement in his work is rather of a subtle nature and often very arbitrary. His creative range ranges from smaller reliefs, consisting of wood and metal with a drive motor, to monumental works in public places, where structures in stainless steel are moved by water (fountains). He died in 2005 in Paris.