Le Closier (Philippe Colpaert) is a Belgian painter who grew up in Brussels, Belgium and has lived in the US since 2016.

 

After graduating from business school, he chose to begin a career in the music industry as a singer, producer and songwriter.

In 1990, he was nominated at the “Victoires de la Musique” (French Grammies) for his song “Dans ma Rue”.

He then moved to Paris and for 20 years he collaborated with top selling French artists as a producer and songwriter.

In the early 2000s, mixing Pop Art and Street Art, he started painting on the walls of his Montparnasse neighborhood in Paris (famous in the 50's for being the gathering point of writers and painters i.e Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Picasso, Matisse, Cézanne, Modigliani....).


Though it started as a hobby, it has became his main activity since 2012 when he developed a unique urban style which is a mix between Pop Art (Warhol, Basquiat, Lichtenstein, Keith Haring...) and street art (Banksy, Blek le Rat, Miss Tic, Mr. Brainwash, ....).

A few years later, Le Closier has made official portraits for tennis players (Serena Williams, Kei Nishikori, Gustavo "Guga" Kuerten, Bryan Brothers, David Goffin, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jeremy Chardy), American golf player Cristie Kerr or Paris-Saint-Germain's president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (among others).

 

​In May 2016, his portrait of Chief Justice Stephen Breyer, member of the US Supreme Court, was offered to him at the French Embassy in Washington, DC.

 

Le Closier creates colorful compositions inspired by celebrities, arts, comics, fashion..., mixing people, brands and symbols in colorful compositions.

 

He likes to play with deep contrasts, mixing black with bright acrylic colors.

 

Le Closier's works have been seen and sold all around the world : USA, Canada, UK, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Ukraine, Sweden, Austria, China, Australia, Japan, Israel, Dubai...

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 

2021

Art on Paper - Azart Gallery, NYC

Art at the Residence - Consulate General of Belgium, NYC

 

2020

Time2Play - White Room Gallery - Bridgehampton, NY

 

2019

ICONz - White Room Gallery - Bridgehampton, NY.

Gallery des Artistes – New Hope, PA

Art Expo NY – New York


2018 

MAG - Montreux (Switzerland)

THE OTHER ART FAIR – BROOKLYN

Art Expo NY – New York, NY

CLIO Art Fair – New York, NY

Salon International d'Art Contemporain, Paris 


2017 

Pop Icons @Blanc Kara, Miami Beach FL 
Dubai Index, Dubai 
France Pavilion, Houston TX 
American Icons @Sagamore Hotel, Miami Beach FL 
Salon International d'Art Contemporain, Paris 


2016 

Miami River Art Fair, Miami FL 
Pink October @Blank Canvas Gallery, Miami FL 
Salon International d'Art Contemporain, Brussels BE 
Street Art Players @Galerie Perahia, Paris 
France Pavilion @French Embassy, Washington DC.

Le Closier