Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Inspired by Life, Creating for Future

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Inspired by Life, Creating for Future

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Byline: Ivette M. Yee, Times-Union staff writer

The rule "don't touch the art," doesn't apply to Johan Creten, 40.

At J. Johnson Gallery in Jacksonville Beach recently, the Belgian artist was seen tipping and rocking his 6-foot sculptures for onlookers. Creten made the ceramic beauties, which resembled female torsos covered in flowers and ripe fruit, at his studios in Paris and New York.

Trained at the Academie de France in Paris, Creten has exhibited in Rome, Amsterdam, the Netherlands and other locations in Europe. The Times-Union spoke with the artist during his recent opening in Jacksonville (his exhibit runs through Feb. 28) where the shaggy-haired Creten, sporting a brown pin-striped suit and red Converse sneakers, was as colorful as his works.

Q: What has inspired you to become an artist?

A: Life inspires me. It all comes from life -- the people I see, the good things, the bad things.

Q: How are your works different from what you've seen out there? …

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