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Robert Clicque Works 1974-1982

Catalogue of the selling exhibition in Galerie St-John, Gent open from 17/03 to 14/05/2023. 58 original works by artist Robert Clicque, from the period 1974-1980. Most of the works remained unseen for the last 40 years.

Catalogue of the selling exhibition in Galerie St-John, Gent open from 17/03 to 14/05/2023. 58 original works by artist Robert Clicque, from the period 1974-1980. Most of the works remained unseen for the last 40 years.

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<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

Galerie St–John<br />

presents<br />

<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

<strong>Works</strong> <strong>1974</strong> – <strong>1982</strong><br />

K a b i n e t 1<br />

A Selling Exhibition<br />

Galerie St-John<br />

Bij St-Jacobs 15A/Nieuwpoort 2 (gps)<br />

9000 Gent<br />

17/03-14/05/2023<br />

Open:<br />

Thursday 14-18h<br />

Friday – Saturday 10-12h & 14-18h<br />

Sunday 10-12h<br />

& Private viewings by appointment<br />

st-john.be


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

Please note that:<br />

All works in the catalogue are for sale, save one which belongs to the artist and is marked<br />

with an *.<br />

All works on paper are sold unframed.<br />

Please contact us for prices.<br />

Dimensions are noted as: height x width and in centimetre.<br />

We can provide you with specific shipping quotes. <strong>Works</strong> can also be collected at the gallery<br />

or delivered by us at your doorstep.<br />

Due to the artist’s delicate use of colours and texture, it is advised to come to the gallery and<br />

see the works live. Our photographs cannot convey the nuance and subtle technique with<br />

which <strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong> constructed his art and serve merely as an adequate illustration.<br />

The gallery can provide the buyer with a photo certificate of a work, signed by the artist.<br />

All works come directly from the artist and are in good condition. However some works show<br />

traces of wear due to age and storage. On demand, condition reports can be provided.


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

<strong>Works</strong> <strong>1974</strong>-<strong>1982</strong><br />

The work of <strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong> has taken a new direction in <strong>1974</strong>.<br />

The artist moves away from Pop Art and other influences, to come to an art where the<br />

depiction of reality becomes almost abstract. An extreme concentration of vision, when<br />

looking at nature as a subject, results in paintings that become minimal in their use of pictorial<br />

language. However, as <strong>Clicque</strong> states, nature is not static but in continuous flux. Therefore, as<br />

an artist, one must continuously examine the way in which one observes reality and the way<br />

in which one depicts one’s vision of reality.<br />

So parallel to the seascapes and landscapes, ‘Corrections’ and ‘Line paintings’ appear, which<br />

dissect the very fundamentals of drawing, painting and observing.<br />

By coming into contact with the drawings of Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci in London<br />

in the seventies, <strong>Clicque</strong> also starts questioning the way in which one sees and depicts space<br />

and objects which are seemingly ‘objective’. Cubes, circles, lines are traditionally elements<br />

which one uses to construct a painting. But as <strong>Clicque</strong> shows, these objective renderings are<br />

merely conventions, and one can depict cubes and circles in a different way.<br />

Thus lies open the path to a new reality, constructed through the use of alternative and<br />

personal pictorial building stones. In this way, <strong>Clicque</strong> constructs a personal view of reality,<br />

founded on his research on the fundamentals of painting in the 1970’s.<br />

We want to thank <strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong> for his relentless enthusiasm for this exhibition.<br />

<strong>Robert</strong> has personally designed and mounted the exhibition, true to his own ideas.<br />

It is a privilege having him and his work at the gallery and working with him has been an<br />

inspiring journey, resulting in an art environment at the sacristy of the chapel.<br />

Kabinet denominates a series of exhibitions, which can be varied in nature and will be held at<br />

the sacristy of the chapel of Gallery St-John, Ghent, Belgium, of which this is the first one.<br />

Raf & Emmy Steel


Catalogue <strong>Works</strong> from <strong>1974</strong> to <strong>1982</strong><br />

<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

1. ‘Seascape’, 1975<br />

Watercolour on paper<br />

26,4 x 19,5 cm (on a sheet of 65 x 50 cm)<br />

Signed and dated bottom right ‘R. <strong>Clicque</strong> 1975’ in pencil<br />

Title bottom left and centre ‘Sea Scape / Colour Beginnings’ in pencil


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

2. ‘Seascape’, 1975<br />

Watercolour on paper<br />

26,4 x 19,5 cm (on a sheet of 65 x 50 cm)<br />

Signed and dated bottom right ‘R. <strong>Clicque</strong> 1975’ in pencil<br />

Title bottom left and centre ‘Sea Scape / Colour Beginnings’ in pencil


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

3. ‘Seascape’, 1975<br />

Watercolour on paper<br />

26,4 x 19,5 cm (on a sheet of 65 x 50 cm)<br />

Signed and dated bottom right ‘R. <strong>Clicque</strong> 1975’ in pencil<br />

Title bottom left and centre ‘Sea Scape / Colour Beginnings’ in pencil


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

4. ‘Seascape’, 1975<br />

Watercolour on paper<br />

26,4 x 19,5 cm (on a sheet of 65 x 50 cm)<br />

Signed and dated bottom right ‘R. <strong>Clicque</strong> 1975’ in pencil<br />

Title bottom left and centre ‘Sea Scape / Colour Beginnings’ in pencil


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

5. ‘Seascape’, 1975<br />

Oil on canvas laid down on board<br />

31 x 27,5 cm<br />

Signed and dated at the back ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> 75 / n° 18 / Belgradsostr. 60 / Gent’ in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

7. ‘Seascape’, 1975<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

100 x 80 cm<br />

Signed, dated and titled at the back of the canvas ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> 75 / Sea - Scape’ in felt tip pen<br />

Label at the back of the stretcher of an exhibition at the ACLVB, Gent on the 28 th of April<br />

1976, cat. No. 78.


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

8. ‘Seascape’, 1975<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

100 x 80 cm<br />

Signed and dated at the back of the canvas ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> 75’ in felt tip pen<br />

Label at the back of the stretcher of an exhibition at the ACLVB, Gent on the 28 th of April<br />

1976, cat. No. 77.


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

9. ‘horizontal vertical diagonal’, 1976<br />

Pencil on paper<br />

39,2 x 25,6 cm (on a sheet of 65 x 50 cm)<br />

Signed and dated bottom right ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> 76’ in pencil<br />

Title bottom left ‘horizontaal vertikaal diagonaal’ in pencil


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

10. ‘Beginnings’, 1976<br />

Pencil on paper<br />

39,2 x 25,6 cm (on a sheet of 65 x 50 cm)<br />

Signed, titled and dated bottom right ‘Beginnings / <strong>Clicque</strong> 76’ in pencil


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

11. ‘Diagonal I’, 1976<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60 x 50 cm<br />

Signed, dated and titled at the back of the canvas ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> 1976 / Diagonaal I’ in felt tip<br />

pen.


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

12. ‘Diagonal II’, 1976<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60 x 50 cm<br />

Signed, dated and titled at the back of the canvas ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> 1976 / Diagonaal II’ in felt tip<br />

pen.


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

13. ‘Untitled’, 1976<br />

Pencil on paper<br />

73 x 55 cm (on a sheet of 80 x 60 cm)<br />

Signed and dated top left ‘R. <strong>Clicque</strong> 1976’ in pencil


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

14. ‘Untitled’, 1976<br />

Pencil on paper<br />

73 x 55 cm (on a sheet of 80 x 60 cm)<br />

Signed and dated top right ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> 76.’ in pencil


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

15. ‘Untitled’, 1976<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60 x 50 cm<br />

Signed, dated and titled at the back of the canvas ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> 1976 / Z.T.’ in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

16. ‘Untitled’, 1976<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60 x 50 cm<br />

Signed, dated and titled at the back of the canvas ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> / 1976 / Z.T.’ in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

17. ‘Untitled’, 1976<br />

Pencil on paper<br />

73 x 55 cm (on a sheet of 80 x 60 cm)<br />

Signed and dated bottom right ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> 76’ in pencil


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

18. ‘Untitled’, 1976<br />

Pencil on paper<br />

73 x 55 cm (on a sheet of 80 x 60 cm)<br />

Signed and dated bottom right ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> 1976’ in pencil


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

19. ‘Untitled’, 1976<br />

Pencil on paper<br />

73 x 55 cm (on a sheet of 80 x 60 cm)<br />

Signed and dated top left ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> 1976’ in pencil


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

20. ‘Two Lines vertical’, 1976<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60 x 50 cm<br />

Signed, dated and titled at the back of the canvas ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> 1976 / Two lines vertikaal’ in<br />

felt tip pen.


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

21. ‘Two Squares’, 1976<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60 x 50 cm<br />

Signed, dated and titled at the back of the canvas ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> 1976 / Two Squares’ in felt tip<br />

pen.


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

22. ‘Two Lines horizontal’, 1976<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60 x 50 cm<br />

Signed, dated and titled at the back of the canvas ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> 1976 / Two Lines horizontaal’ in<br />

felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

23. ‘Grey’, 1977<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60 x 50 cm<br />

Signed, dated and titled at the back of the canvas ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> 1977 / Gray’ in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

24. ‘Rose’, 1977<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60 x 50 cm<br />

Signed, dated and titled at the back of the canvas ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> / 1977 / Rose’ in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

25. ‘Landscape’, 1977<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60 x 50 cm<br />

Signed, dated and titled at the back of the canvas ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> 1977 / Landcsape’ in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

26. ‘Untitled’, 1977<br />

Oil, ink and pencil on canvas, laid down on board<br />

32 x 28,5 cm (with artist’s frame)<br />

Signed and dated at the back ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> 77’ in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

27. ‘Untitled’, 1977<br />

Oil, ink and pencil on canvas, laid down on board<br />

32 x 28,5 cm (with artist’s frame)<br />

Signed and dated at the back ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> 77’ in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

28. ‘Untitled’, 1977<br />

Oil and pencil on canvas, laid down on board<br />

32 x 28,5 cm (with artist’s frame)<br />

Signed and dated at the back ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> / 1977 / 3’ in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

29. ‘Untitled’, 1977<br />

Oil and pencil on canvas, laid down on board<br />

32 x 28,5 cm (with artist’s frame)<br />

Signed and dated at the back ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> / 1977 / 4’ in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

30. ‘Untitled’, 1977<br />

Oil and pencil on canvas, laid down on board<br />

32 x 28,5 cm (with artist’s frame)<br />

Signed and dated at the back ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> / 1977 / 5’ in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

31. ‘Eight Lines’, 1977<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

100 x 80 cm<br />

Signed, dated and titled at the back of the canvas ‘Eight Lines / <strong>Clicque</strong> 77’ in paint, signed<br />

on the stretcher ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> Belgradostr. 60’


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

32. ‘Four Lines’, 1977<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

100 x 80 cm<br />

Signed, dated and titled at the back of the canvas ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> 1977 / Four Lines’ in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

33. ‘Cross Lines’, 1977<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

100 x 80 cm<br />

Signed, dated and titled at the back of the canvas ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> / 1977 / Cross - Lines’ in felt tip<br />

pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

34. ‘Cross Lines’, 1977<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

100 x 80 cm<br />

Signed, dated and titled at the back of the canvas ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> / 1977’ in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

35. ‘Seascape’, 1977<br />

Watercolour on paper<br />

28,7 x 19,7 cm (on a sheet of 65 x 50 cm)<br />

Signed and dated bottom left ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> 1977’ in pencil<br />

Titled bottom right ‘Sea-Scape’ in pencil


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

36. ‘Horizon – Circle I’, 1978<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

70 x 50 cm<br />

Signed, dated and titled at the back of the canvas ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> / 78 / Horizon – circle / I / R<br />

<strong>Clicque</strong> 1978’ in green and red paint (?) and in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

37. ‘Horizon – Circle II’, 1978<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

70 x 50 cm<br />

Signed, dated and titled at the back of the canvas ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> / 78 / Horizon – circle / II / R<br />

<strong>Clicque</strong> / 1978’ in green and red paint (?) and in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

38. ‘Square’, 1978<br />

watercolour on paper<br />

36 x 27 cm (on a sheet of 65 x 50 cm)<br />

Signed and dated bottom right ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> 1978’ in pencil<br />

Titled bottom left ‘vierkant’ in pencil


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

39. ‘Corrections – Midpoint I’, 1978<br />

Oil and pencil on canvas, laid down on board<br />

32 x 28,5 cm (with artist’s frame)<br />

Signed and dated at the back ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> 78 / Korrektie / Middelpunt I’ in pencil


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

40. ‘Corrections – Midpoint II’, 1978<br />

Oil and pencil on canvas, laid down on board<br />

32 x 28,5 cm (with artist’s frame)<br />

Signed and dated at the back ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> 78 / Korrektie / Middelpunt / II’ in pencil


Piet Ysabie, portret van <strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong> voor ‘Sequence, 1978’, ca. 1980.<br />

<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

41. ‘Sequence’, 1978<br />

Oil, pencil and ink on canvas, laid down on board<br />

14 x 31 cm (each)<br />

Numbered ‘1-5’ on a label at the back, and one signed and dated at the back ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> 1978.’<br />

in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

42. ‘Plan of Ryôan-ji Kyôto II’, 1978 *<br />

Watercolour and pencil on paper<br />

76,5 x 56,5 cm (on a sheet of 80 x 60 cm)<br />

Signed and dated bottom right ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> 78’ in pencil<br />

Titled middle right ‘Plan of / Ryôan-ji / Kyôto’ and ‘II’ bottom right in pencil<br />

* This work is not for sale


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

43. ‘Circle’, 1979<br />

Watercolour on paper<br />

28 x 19 cm (on a sheet of 65 x 50 cm)<br />

Signed and dated bottom left ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> 1979’ in pencil<br />

Titled bottom right-centre ‘Cirkel’ in pencil


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

44. ‘Circle’, 1979<br />

Watercolour and pencil on paper<br />

39,4 x 28 cm (on a sheet of 65 x 50 cm)<br />

Signed and dated bottom left ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> 1979’ in pencil


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

45. ‘Corrections’, 1979<br />

Oil and pencil on canvas, laid down on board<br />

27,5 x 31 cm<br />

Signed and dated bottom left ‘© <strong>Clicque</strong> 79’ and numbered ‘38’ bottom right in pencil<br />

Monogrammed and dated at the back ‘R C 1979’ in pencil


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

46. ‘Corrections’, 1979<br />

Oil and pencil on canvas, laid down on board<br />

27,5 x 31 cm<br />

Signed and dated bottom left ‘© <strong>Clicque</strong> 79’ and numbered ‘39’ bottom right in pencil<br />

Monogrammed and dated at the back ‘R C 1979’ in pencil


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

47. ‘The Studio’, 1979<br />

Ink and pencil on paper<br />

56 x 76 cm (on a sheet of 60 x 80 cm)<br />

Signed and dated bottom left ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> 1979’ in pencil<br />

Titled bottom right ‘The Studio’ in pencil


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

48. ‘Untitled I’, 1979<br />

Oil on canvas, laid down on board<br />

27,5 x 31 cm<br />

Signed, monogrammed and dated at the back ‘I / C R 1979 / -<strong>Clicque</strong>-’ and ‘Belgradostr 60 /<br />

Gent’ in green felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

49. ‘Untitled II’, 1979<br />

Oil on canvas, laid down on board<br />

27,5 x 31 cm<br />

Signed, monogrammed and dated at the back ‘II / C R 1979 / -<strong>Clicque</strong>-’ and ‘Belgradostr 60 /<br />

Gent’ in green felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

50. ‘66 Red Cube Timber’, 1980<br />

Watercolour and pencil on paper<br />

60 x 80 cm<br />

Signed, titled and dated bottom right ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> 80 66 Red Cube Timber’ in pencil


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

51. ‘Cube’, 1980<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

65 x 50 cm<br />

Signed, dated and titled at the back of the canvas ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> 1980 / Cube’ in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

52. ‘Cube and Beam’, 1980<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

65 x 50 cm<br />

Signed, dated and titled at the back of the canvas ‘R <strong>Clicque</strong> 1980 / Kubus en Balk’ in felt tip<br />

pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

53. ‘Cube’, 1980<br />

Oil on canvas laid down on board<br />

34,5 x 36,5 cm<br />

Signed and dated at the back ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> R. / 1980’ in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

54. ‘Cube’, 1980<br />

Oil on canvas laid down on board<br />

34,5 x 36,5 cm<br />

Signed and dated at the back ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> R. / 1980’ in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

55. ‘Cube’, 1980<br />

Oil on canvas laid down on board<br />

34,5 x 36,5 cm<br />

Signed and dated at the back ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> R. / 1980’ in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

56. ‘Cube’, 1980<br />

Oil on canvas laid down on board<br />

34,5 x 36,5 cm<br />

Signed and dated at the back ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> R. / 1980’ in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

57. ‘Circle’, 1980<br />

Oil on canvas laid down on board<br />

34,5 x 30 cm<br />

Signed and dated at the back ‘© R <strong>Clicque</strong> 1980 / Belgradostr 60 / Gent 9000’ in green felt tip<br />

pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

58. ‘Circle’, 1980<br />

Oil on canvas laid down on board<br />

34,5 x 30 cm<br />

Signed, dated and titled at the back ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> R / 1980 / Circle’ in felt tip pen


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

List of exhibitions<br />

ROBERT CLICQUE (Wervik °1945)<br />

1967 Dordrecht, galerij De Gulden Sleutel<br />

1968 Brugge, galerij Korrekelder<br />

Roeselare, galerij Carlos Demeester<br />

Gent, galerie A. Vyncke-Van Eyck<br />

1969 vermelding Prijs van de jonge Belgische schilderkunst<br />

1970 Gent, Wittepoppentoren, ‘Grafiek’ / ‘Schilderijen tekeningen’<br />

Kortrijk, galerij AN HYP, ‘Signalement nr 14 <strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>’<br />

Brussel, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, ‘Prentenkabinet’<br />

Gent, Galerie Bouckaert<br />

1971 Gent, Wittepoppentoren, ‘Omtrent de verrijzenis van <strong>Clicque</strong>’<br />

Hasselt, Provinciaal Begijnhof, ‘Gentse Kunst nu’<br />

Antwerpen, Galerie Campo, ‘Hedendaagse Vlaamse Fantastiek’<br />

1972 Gent, Galerie Bouckaert<br />

Brussel, Paleis voor schone Kunsten, ‘Pastiches en politiek’<br />

Antwerpen, de Zwarte Panter<br />

1973 Wakken, Grafiek 50<br />

Gent, Galerie Bouckaert<br />

Ieper, PMMK<br />

<strong>1974</strong> Antwerpen, de Zwarte Panter, ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> schilderijen’<br />

Hasselt, Wittepoppentoren, ‘seascapes’<br />

Gent, Elsa von Honolulu-Loringhoven, ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> seascapes’<br />

Brugge, Triënnale 3, ‘informatieve tentoonstelling van hedendaagse kunst in België’<br />

Schelderode, Kunstforum<br />

1975 Knokke, Cultureel Centrum, ‘drie generaties’<br />

Hasselt, Provinciaal Begijnhof, ‘drie generaties’<br />

Wakken, Grafiek 50


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1976 Laureaat Provinciale Prijs voor Schilderkunst West-Vlaanderen<br />

Aalst, S 65<br />

Wervik, Cultureel Centrum, ‘<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong> 70-74’<br />

Lille, musée des beaux-arts, ‘trois générations’<br />

Münster, Westfalen Landesmuseum, ‘drei Generationen’<br />

Koksijde, centrum de kerkepanne, ‘Schilderkunst in West-Vlaanderen’<br />

Ieper, Hallen, ‘Schilderkunst in West-Vlaanderen’<br />

Brugge, provinciaal hof, ‘Schilderkunst in West-Vlaanderen’<br />

Middelburg, Vleeshalle, ‘Schilderkunst in West-Vlaanderen’<br />

Brussel, Studio 44, ‘Aspect 3’<br />

Hasselt, Wittepoppentoren, ‘the first moodist exhibition’ (B.W.Green & P. Ysabie)<br />

Knokke, ‘1e prijs Schilderkunst West-Vlaanderen’<br />

1977 Ottawa Galérie Nationale du Canada, ‘03 23 03’<br />

Charleroi, Palais des Beaux-Arts, ‘Aspect 3’<br />

Sint-Niklaas, Stedelijk museum, ‘Aspect 3’<br />

Knokke-Heist, Ontmoetingscentrum Scharpoord, ‘Aspect 3’<br />

Gent, Piet en Agnes Bekaert, ‘70 originele tekeningen van 7 Gentse kunstenaars’<br />

Gent, Galerie Bouckaert, ‘bmcr paintings’<br />

Brussel, Gemeentekrediet<br />

1978 Gent, Bekaert Design<br />

Gent, C.I.C. en Sint-Lukas Instituut, ‘Ascese als kunst’<br />

London, ‘10 Books’ (B.W. Green)<br />

1979 Gent, Jot-Space, ‘<strong>Clicque</strong> R. two sculptures, two drawings’<br />

Gent, Belgradostraat 60, ‘zes tentoonstellingen’<br />

Tielt, jonge economische kamer, ‘8 laureaten’<br />

1980 San Francisco, ‘Belgium Today’<br />

Gent, Belgradostraat 60, ‘2nd Moodist Exhibition’<br />

Gent, Belgradostraat 60, ‘matisse sôami wang shih yuan clicque 1975 1980’<br />

Berlare, Cultureel Centrum<br />

Dombai, USSR<br />

Moskou, USSR


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1981 Gent, Handelsbeurs, ‘Tweede Verzameling’<br />

Gent, Galerie de Witte Lente<br />

Gent, Belgradostraat 60, ‘CLICQUE <strong>Robert</strong> 1980-1981’<br />

Wetteren, Galerie Martine Kint<br />

Gent, Galerie Richard Foncke<br />

Merksem, gemeentehuis, ‘Jonge Westvlaamse Kunst 81’<br />

<strong>1982</strong> Oostende, Casino-Kursaal, ‘Europaprijs voor schilderkunst’<br />

Verviers, Musée, ‘Prix Europe de peinture’<br />

Knokke-Heist, Scharpoord, ‘Hedendaagse Kunst Selectie uit de kunstwerken verworven door<br />

de Vlaamse Gemeenschap in <strong>1982</strong>-1983’<br />

Nieuwpoort, Vismijn, ‘Hedendaagse kunst Selectie uit de kunstwerken verworven door de<br />

Vlaamse Gemeenschap in <strong>1982</strong>-1983’<br />

Sint-Amandsberg, Campo Santo, ‘Jonge kunstenaars uit het Gentse, <strong>1982</strong>’<br />

Deurle, Museum Mevr. J. Dhondt-Dhaenens, ‘Jonge kunstenaars uit het Gentse <strong>1982</strong>’<br />

Brussel, Kredietbank, ‘In en om de schilderkunst in West-Vlaanderen nu’<br />

Brussel, Galerie Isy Brachot, ‘Le désir Pictural Lendemains d’une Peinture Actuelle Belge’<br />

Gent, Galerie Richard Foncke, ‘<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong> recent paintings’<br />

Namen, kasteel van Burdinne, ‘werken uit de Galerie Richard Foncke’<br />

1983 Gent, Video otto (B. Green – R. <strong>Clicque</strong>)<br />

Gent, Casino Roze Zaal, ‘Flanders’ Technology Four Flemisch artists’<br />

Ieper, Lakenhalle ‘Schilderen ‘83’<br />

Gent, Belgradostraat 52 ‘Beginningless Despair’ (B. Green – R. <strong>Clicque</strong>)<br />

Brussel, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten ‘Picturale benadering’<br />

1984 Antwerpen, ICC<br />

1985 Gent, De Groene Kikker, ‘nude 7 nude’<br />

Gent, Galerie Bouckaert, ‘Linea’<br />

Gent, villa des roses, ‘<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong> 83-84-85’<br />

1986 Luik, ‘Reliures Belges contemporaines’<br />

Den Haag, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, ‘Hedendaagse Boekbanden uit België’<br />

Gent, Belgradostraat 52 (B. Green – R. <strong>Clicque</strong>)<br />

1987 Middelburg, Vleeshal, ‘Art Museum -Museum Art’<br />

Antwerpen, Week-end galerie, ‘Boekjes’


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Gent, Belgradostraat 52, ‘Gent-London-Gent, Beelden-Boeken’ (B. Green – R. <strong>Clicque</strong>)<br />

1988 Antwerpen, ICC, ‘24 Westvlaamse Kunstenaars uit het Provinciaal Museum voor Moderne<br />

Kunst, Oostende’<br />

Antwerpen, Transparant galerie<br />

Gent, VGK<br />

Knokke-Heist, N. Jewels<br />

Hemiksem, abdij Sint Bernardus, ‘Verdwenen Aarde’<br />

Gent, Moving space, ‘Artists invitations’<br />

1989 Waregem, Cultureel Centrum<br />

Middelburg, Balans 17<br />

1990 Deurle, Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, ‘<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong> en Bryan Green Recent werk.’<br />

1991 Oosteeklo, Galerie William Wauters, ‘<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong> W.T.C’<br />

Wervik, Capsa, ‘Kultureel Rendez-vous’<br />

1992 Zonnebeke, Cultureel Centrum, ‘Her.Denken’<br />

1993 Brugge, Galerie Roussel<br />

Poeke, Kasteel, ‘Biënnale Hedendaagse Kunst in VL’<br />

Gent, N. Jewels<br />

Gent, Onscherpte<br />

1994 Köln, Belgisches Haus, ‘<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>’<br />

Gent, Belgradostraat 52 (B. Green – R. <strong>Clicque</strong>)<br />

1995 Brussel, De Markten, Galery’VUB, De Kriekelaar, ‘Discours-Métis’<br />

Veurne, Beauvoorde kerk<br />

Turnhout, de Warande, ‘40 jaar Belgische kunst in West-Vlaanderen’<br />

1996 Gent, Belgradostraat 52 (B. Green – R. <strong>Clicque</strong>)<br />

1997 Gent, Croxhapox, ‘crox 70 schilderkunst hedendaags Belgisch’<br />

Gent, Moving Space, ‘Emotion’<br />

Kalken, In den Bouw, ‘<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>’<br />

1998 Kalken (B. Green – R. <strong>Clicque</strong>)<br />

2000 Gent, Belgradostraat 52, ‘A portable exhibition’ (B. Green – R. <strong>Clicque</strong>)<br />

Kalken, In den Bouw, ‘Blik’<br />

2001 Sint Niklaas, De Annex, ‘Monte Nuovo’<br />

2002 Gent, Galerie Jan Colle, ‘<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>’


<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

2005 Gent, Art-track, ‘Landschap Napoli 2’<br />

2007 Gent, Belgradostraat 52, ‘Landschap / Word-Nude’<br />

2008 Brussel, De Markten, ‘K.I.H.’<br />

Diksmuide, Montanus 5, ‘Over-winteren 08’<br />

2010 Wetteren, Loods12, ‘<strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>’<br />

2013 Gent, St. Baafsabdij, ‘Histories of Thought’<br />

2015 Gent, Art-track, ‘Abstract nature abstract’<br />

Gent, Jan Colle Galerij/ Loods 12, ‘Enlightened Fountains (reasons to be cheerful)’<br />

2016 Gent, Villa De Bondt, ‘The studio-5 days’<br />

Wieze, Villa de Olmen, ‘De muren hebben ogen’<br />

2018 Gent, Belgradostraat 52, ‘A portable Exhibition’<br />

2021 Gent, Villa De Bondt, ‘La terre’<br />

2022 Gent, KIOSK, ‘Brief van Bryan Green aan <strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>, 05.1976’<br />

Gent, KIOSK, ‘Postkaart van Johan Van Geluwe aan <strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong>, 11.1971’<br />

Landegem, Kasteel van Hoobroek-van ten Hulle, ‘Globe’<br />

2023 Gent, Galerie St-John, ‘Kabinet 1 - <strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong> <strong>Works</strong> <strong>1974</strong>-<strong>1982</strong>


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About <strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

I.<br />

The use of a recognizable image - from reality outside the canvas [-] can have the function of point of contact (a<br />

feeling) but here it is thus approached that the painted image recedes and refers to the painted canvas.<br />

Jan Vercruysse, Seascapes <strong>1974</strong><br />

II.<br />

The paintings by <strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong> have, for the last few years, shown geometric elements. But one shouldn’t<br />

really situate this painter among the geometric-abstract painters. The border between imagery and representation<br />

is deliberately kept vague.<br />

The mathematically determined shapes he uses are rather a way to fool the eye about the category<br />

suggested. By introducing this play-ful element he crosses the borders of abstract inspiration… What is<br />

presented to the viewer must be interpreted, mentally reconstrued and completed. In this mental activity lies the<br />

real impact of <strong>Clicque</strong>’s work.<br />

Florent Minne Cube-Circle 1981<br />

III.<br />

Last summer a series of paintings evolved with the ellips as their basic form. The ellips was drawn in a very<br />

spontaneous way and then crossed by a horizontal line, then by a vertical one and then by a diagonal line.<br />

An ellips as a self-portrait. <strong>Clicque</strong> 1983<br />

*Published in Flanders’ Technology, Ghent, Catalogue Cultural Computers Events, May 3-7 1983, Four<br />

Flemish artists, p. 42.


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Colophon<br />

In collaboration with architect Karel Wuytack, <strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong> also presents an (art) historical<br />

overview of his creative process and past exhibitions. Assembled in a book, it is available for<br />

consultation at the exhibition.<br />

We want to thank architect Karel Wuytack, for his careful assistance and advice.<br />

This online catalogue was made to accompany the exhibition <strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong> – <strong>Works</strong> 1972-<br />

1980.<br />

Introduction an research: Raf Steel and Emmy Steel<br />

Editing and photography: Raf Steel and Emmy Steel<br />

Photograph portrait of <strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong> by Piet Ysabie<br />

All artworks copyright <strong>Robert</strong> <strong>Clicque</strong><br />

Copyright: Galerie St-John, the authors and the artists.<br />

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The publisher has done its utmost to request permission to all possible right holders regarding<br />

the use of (visual) material for this online publication. If we have overlooked something,<br />

please contact us. Any errors will be corrected in a subsequent issue.


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