ERIC DE BECKER
Eric was born in Brussels in 1962. He studied visual arts and advertising. Besides a career in communication (working successively as art director, account manager, creative director and chief operating officer and the Inside Communication Group), Eric works as a visual artist. His principal influences have been Alechinsky, de Kooning, Cocteau, Matta, Hartung, Kline, Baselitz and Twombly. His work stems from his use of the dialectic method – a tool for resolving the ‘tension’ between chaos and structure in everyday life. He is a fervent follower of ‘Tachisme’ (Art-informel-intuitive painting), Europe’s answer to the American Action Painting of the 1940s and 1950s. And just for the record: Eric’s also a drummer.
Brecht was born in Kortrijk in 1985. He trained as an aircraft mechanic as an NCO with the air force and as an IT specialist as an officer with the navy. This was followed by several years as a data centre analyst and engineer working for Hewlett-Packard and Pfizer, with overlapping spells as a freelance IT consultant for dozens of SMEs. Now he is responsible for the technical side of product development and operations at Aubergine and its clients. He spends as much of his free time as possible by travelling, sailing and brewing beer (or the perfect cup of coffee). At quieter moments you might find him enjoying nature with some philosophical literature tucked under his arm.