Steven De Wilde 1970 • Renée 2012


Steven's love for drawing and painting and which was constantly present during his child and teenager years has find itself since 2012, a way to the surface again.
After 20 years working as a fashion designer, the time was more than ready to bring back his old love to life, his true passion so it seems.
Steven wanted to lose himself in a world where he doesn't have to make any compremises. 
Slowly but sure, the idea of creating an imaginary person, a Muse so to speak, with a unique haircut and who would play the main role on every painting surrounded by all things beauty, was born.
Also her name was an important key point and when "Renée" came up, everything it needed was there. Easely pronouceable, an androgyny character and last but not least, a friend told Steven that the originally meaning of this name is "reborn" and that's exactly how Steven felt when he started this unique story.
Since his first solo show in 2015, Renée has found many new international homes which go from Belgium, France, Italy, United Kingdom over the U.S.A. and China to the United Arab Emirates and Russia en what Steven absolutaly loves is the fact that people say "I want a Renée" and not "I want a Steven De Wilde painting", quite unique.
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