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. 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. His works are on display in private galleries and public institutions, especially in the countries of northern Europe.