The work of Seppe De Meyere characterizes itself substantially through deformation. Triggered by atmospheres of tragedy, eeriness and a sense of the literary sublime, his paintings form a slow digestion of the human form. Often based on compositions, tensions and movement of old masters, his imagery is projected through the vices of our contemporary corruptions and deterioration. His work taps into the feeling of segmented scanners, hypertrophic pixels – a rippling urgency that generates the perception of anamorphic forms. Through these conditions he attempts to inject the virus or our present day in the ancient forms that, for decades long, have been stabilized in our minds – culminating in a notion of an archaic, neoteric reality; the oxymoron incarnated.