Fabrice Samyn To see with ellipse



Fabrice Samyn, Untitled, from The Color of Time series (2016)

Imbued with a powerful poetic dimension, Fabrice Samyn's art questions reality and shakes up our bearings. His work questions the relationship with time, with the sacred, and with the spoken, and embarks you on a sensory experience that is both intimate and spiritual.

Fabrice Samyn has been invited by the Royal Museums of Fine Arts to create a subtle dialogue with masterpieces from both the Old Masters and the Magritte Museums. His art, not unlike a Trojan horse, is bursting through the collections where it triggers resonance and interference, shaking up our perception of the works.

Fabrice Samyn is as elusive as his work is diverse. Mastering ancestral techniques as well as more modern ones, he expresses himself through painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, writing and performance, pursuing one goal: to “reveal the visible”. 

Showing more than 70 works, “To see with ellipse” is the biggest monographic exhibition of Fabrice Samyn (°1981), who lives and works in Brussels.



The contemporary artists exhibited this season question the missions and values of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts. Discover their questions, debate with us and share your point of view by following #MuseumInQuestions on our social media channels.


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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Rue de la Régence / Regentschapsstraat 3
1000 Brussels
Mail  / +32 (0)2 508 32 11


Tuesday- Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Weekends: 11:00 - 18:00

The ticket offices close half an hour before closing time.
On 24/12 and 31/12 the museums close at 14:00


+ 1 January | 1 May | 1 & 11 November | 25 December



Admission to the full exhibition with a combi ticket Collection + Magritte Museum

Any person entitled to a free ticket (e.g. ICOM/journalist), is to go directly to our ticketing desk.