Michel Van Overbeeke was born in 1942 in The Hague, Holland, where he attended a graphics art school.
Van Overbeeke’s work is characterized by great versatility, especially in the use of materials.
In the mid-1970s, he began to work as a graphic designer, painter and draftsman.
An obsessive and compulsive artist who is pushed by his restless nature to create, he has explored new disciplines and various materials and techniques over the course of his artistic career.
In addition to his two-dimensional works, he has also created monumental sculptures in ceramic, marble and synthetic materials.
Important inspirational sources for his work have been eastern philosophy, mysticism and literature; in particular, the I CHING and the Mahabharata, the epic Indian novel, have contributed substantially to making the artist’s fantastic world come true.
At the end of the 1980s he began a complex plan to combine and blend different media like sculpture, painting, video and photography.
Michel Van Overbeeke is a multi-faceted artist whose starting point for his experimentation is the mind and a way of thinking.
The head is the seat of the conscience: the artist digs among the conscious and unconscious thoughts to create works that at times seem to be dark nightmares and at other, idyllic and fantastic.
His works are on display in private galleries and public institutions, especially in the countries of northern Europe.