By Bettina Fellov
Working in the gallery sometime we really need to have out of the gallery experiences and we went for a cup of coffee at Flemming Brylle´s atelier and gallery. Flemming is 81 years old and a very charismatic man still going strong and still having the passion for art.
Flemming Brylle studied at Academy for Free and Mercantile Art in 1955 and after his studies he has been working with sculptures, paintings and industrial design. Flemming Brylle has had a huge amount of exhibitions and the latest public exhibition was in Galleri Aigu Bruxelles in Belgium 1992. That is the reason why he calls himself “the most unknown artist of the world” a title I guess no one would challenge him to get. Since 1992 Flemming has been working with huge decoration tasks for international businesses – sculptures and industrial design.
During Flemming Brylle´ s career he has been very productive and he created a tremendous amount of art pieces. Art made for him created based on his muse Helga, formerly his wife who was a costume designer, she passed away in 2009. Later his girlfriend Merete, educated an architect. Besides his muses he is inspired by his own diary notes made on canvas.
Flemming Brylle´ s pieces of art has been kept as personal belongings and has been stocked in a huge atelier in Dragør as he in sight wants to have his collection in one location, or all sold to an art collector. His collection consists of 510 paintings, 2000 sketches for projects, lithographs, bronze sculptures, industrial designs and intellectual rights to those pieces.
Through Flemming Brylle´ s art you will sense memories, experience and messages as you see he masters to change his way of working and his tools. Flemming does not want to be a frozen artist with a signature without content. That perception for own art has created his collection over the last 21 years.
The passion working with renewal, explains the spontaneous changes of styles and a complete lack of predictability in his work. “A freedom very few artist vouchsafed”, according to Flemming Brylle, ”Homo ludens”, the inner playing child. According to Flemming Brylle this child is the reason changing art styles from huge decorations with a good pay off to producing big paintings, smaller graphic art pieces, industrial works and heavy bronze sculptures.
Asking Flemming Brylle how he kept so productive through all those years, he tells: The opinion from the Academy; “Flemming Brylle will definitely do the complete in everything he does though if it is of his interest”.
According to Flemming art has so many possibilities expressed in words, stretches, forms, colors, contents and messages. As a ”bon mot” it is of Flemming´ s opinion that: art is really the only thing that documents, “you have been here”.
Flemming Brylle has an enormous need of performing art and the muse of his life has been his wife Helga in more than 50 years and lately his girlfriend Merete. To those women he has exposed his art to be confirmed in his performance, as Flemming says: “It is better having delusions of grandeur than false modesty”.
1935 – Born 26 August. Copenhagen
1942 – 1952 Lower secondary school leaving examination
1952 – 1955 The Academy of Free and Commercial Art
1956 – 1957 Studied at the Graphic Art School Copenhagen
1955 – 1957 The Royal Danish Lifeguards, Staff Company
1953 – 1985 The creative company AMD, established 1965
1965 – 1985 Design company Quality System AS
1972 – 2010 The holding company, Habitus AS
2015 – Flemming Brylle ApS – Inc.
1957 – Artist, sculptor, innovator designer…
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