Dorien Van Gompel (°1985, Leuven) has been drawing and painting all her life. As a child she went to a youth atelier in Lubbeek. At her 15th she wanted to learn to paint with oil colours and joined the painting group “The Blind Wall” in Kortenberg. In 2012, her work 'Eyeliz' was selected by the Canvas Collection for an exhibition at BOZAR in Brussels. Since then, Dorien regularly participates in group exhibitions and Kunstroute-Leuven. She also makes drawings and (wall)paintings on commission. In 2013 she opened TABLOO, a shop for artists' supplies where she also gives workshops and where she exhibits work by other artists and course members in addition to her own work.
“My work is modern and colourful. My greatest inspirations are surrealism and pop art. Through vivid colours and patterns, I want to surprise other people by showing dreamy images that make you feel happy, in a world where everything seems to be possible and where nothing looks complex. The lines don’t have to be straight, because nobody is perfect and neither is life. But I do like detail and preciseness, the patience and love of an artist for his work. Art has always been present in my thoughts and in my way of living. Painting is my greatest passion.”