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Ben Goossens (1945-)
Ben Goossens was born in Liezele, Belgium and attended the St Lucas Art School in Brussels where he studied Illustration and Photography.
After four years in Art School, illustration and photography became his obsession. He worked in advertising for 32 years, mostly as an Art Director, where he gained 15 years of Photoshop experience. His source of inspiration in advertising came from surrealist paintings and this still informs his work.
After retiring, he turned to creating photo montages with a distinctive surrealist style reminiscent of his fellow countryman, René Magritte.
Goossens' images have received awards in a number of prestigious international photography competitions including gold and silver medals at the Trierenberg Super Circuit, the world's largest annual photography salon. Goossens has also seen his work widely published, including an in-depth 10 page exposition in the March 2007 edition of Photo Art International. His composite photos are remarkable for their seamless yet painterly renderings of surrealist dreamscapes.