Lucas Van Haegenborgh

At first, he wanted to be a vet, then he studied Philosophy and ended up being a sculptor.
As the eldest son of a father pediatrician and a mother artist (painter) he was given the first name Lucas, patron saint of both professions. His great-grandfather was the village smith of Rotselaar. His own favourite working material still is metal.

As opposed tot traditional, figurative art, contemporary art takes ‘concept’ as a starting
point. Lucas’s philosophical background led him to taking personal points-of-view in this
matter, which we see reflected in his work. Well aware of his moral responsibility, he puts
his talent into the service and protection of the endangered harmony of mother earth. At the same time, the artist sees creative power as a purpose in itself, a basic ability of every human being, indissolubly linked to love, admiration, conscience and beauty.

Animals are a recurrent theme in his work. However, his educational workshops, a.o. for
CANON, the Cultural Unit of the Flemish Ministry of Education, require a broader workingfield.Lucas has the inner need as well as the ability to utter his strong personal power in many different ways. He has a reputation for ‘megasculptures’ that have been realized since the 1980s, but on the other hand, he seeks silence to keep exploring his creative talents.