Driven by passion and curiosity of mind, after having obtained my university degree in Roman languages in Antwerp (1992), I began to travel intensively to Asia (India, Tibet, Nepal, China, Indonesia, and Thailand). I imbided the love and interest for Asian antiques also from my parents who- as art collectors- exposed me from childhood onwards to the beauty of these pieces of art.
After 15 years of business management experience, I took some major steps in reorienting my life and I decided to devote my passion to South East Asian and Indian art by starting my own antique gallery in Knokke.
Since a few years I have been deepening my knowledge of South East Asian and Indian art by talking with experts, visiting museums and exhibitions, consulting books and scientific articles. I followed several specialized art history courses in Belgium and I have recently obtained my degree of South East Asian and Indian art at SOAS, the School of Asian and African studies in London.
Famarte specializes in Indian statuary (Hindu, Buddhist and Jain ), the Buddhist statuary of Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Thailand and Burma), and authentic decorative objects of value, all of them objects which delight eyes and soul. Beautifully executed in stone, terracotta, stucco or bronze the sculptures have been chosen for their expressive quality and level of artistic craftsmanship. All my items come with certificates of authenticity and additional historical information.
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