- Dena Foundation Prize, Paris, France
Fabien Verschaere, a French artist, is known for his vibrant and eclectic style, seamlessly blending elements of pop culture, surrealism, and psychedelia. Verschaere graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Paris in 2000 and the Beaux-Arts Nantes in 2001. These experiences have greatly influenced his artistic expression, resulting in a unique artistic style that immerses viewers in a world teeming with hybrid creatures and monsters born from his limitless imagination. Verschaere constructs his own mythology, giving just as much poetic weight to the beautiful as the banal.
After receiving the Dena Foundation Prize in 2000, Verschaere's work garnered broader recognition and art exhibitions showcased it in several countries. Notably, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris featured his artwork, including a significant presence in the group exhibition Notre Histoire in 2006. Subsequently, he held a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon in 2007. In 2015, Verschaere collaborated with the Ministry of Culture and Communication to create a monumental mural in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, showcasing his artistic prowess on a grand scale.
Currently Fabien Verschaere creates a large fresco for Paris 2024 Olympic Summer Games.