Yvan Theys is a Belgian artist with a strong emotional involvement in his work.
After an initial period of classic works, linked to CoBrA, he evolved and developped a new form of abstraction. The result is a "new figuration", witch became a movement in Belgium and The Netherlands. This movement combined recognizable figuration, painted in expressive style, with flat-painted backgrounds, geometric symbols and lyrical elements.
Along with artists like Reinier Lucassen and Alphons Freymuth he entered the Dutch forum. In his work he reacts to his surroundings and the "world events". In addition, the use of universal themes is regularly recognisable in his work.