An Old Childhood Dream

A Travel in African Rhythms...

The figures of Lieven D'Haese sometimes look like characters playing a role in forgotten storiesHe takes us on a journey…, on African rhythms, with a lot of delicacy and poetry. Lieven Haese’s works are touching, human and reveal a very positive message to those who know how to look at them. They are unique in their genre, the artist’s signature is very unique.


• All of the artist's figures are men or children. It is always very difficult to imagine their ages and this is the artist's genius in wandering us through a mysterious and sometimes dreamlike space time.Youth symbolizing hope, and old age illustrating wisdom, .. Lieven D'Haese plays at blurring the lines. 




• Lieven D'Haese personally feels responsible for the completion of his sculptures. The artist isn’t fond of "production after original design", but designs and creates at the same time. The artist provides the caster with a finished life-size wax model that is immediately cast in bronze. This cast is then finished by Lieven D'Haese himself. As a result, all the sculptures of Lieven D'Haese are unique as they have all been completed in a different way, in the artist’s personal way. They have been made with great craftsmanship. 


Belgian issue from a family of sculptors

Grown up in Congo

Wide Exhibitions in Europe

• 1957: born in Moanda, Congo 
• Lieven D'Haese stems from a family of sculptors (among them Reinhoud/ Cobra and Roel d’Haese) and musicians. He followed courses in painting and graphics at the Saint-Luke Institute in Brussels and Ghent, and at the Art School in Aalst.
• In Roland Monteyne’s studio, Lieven D'Haese mastered an old childhood dream: casting sculptures in bronze. Nevertheless, his artworks still give away the original graphic artist. The outlines of statues Lieven D'Haese achieve the right balance between light and dark, between mass and space. Even within this mass, in the tiny details of the heads, the anatomy and the draping of the wide clothes, the graphic clair-obscur stands out.

• Notable Acquisition:


"King of Kingabwa" (2m long), by the city of Kruibeke, Belgium



• Exhibitions:

Lieven d’Haese’s works have been widely exhibited in Belgium et in Europe 

(Brussels, Antwerp, Knokke, Gent, Kortrijk, Aalst, Leuven, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris, Lille, Strasbourg, Beaune, Luxembourg and London).


Art Thema HéYī, Brussels  permenantly represent latest creations of Lieven D'Haese.

Our latest exhibitions :

2022: Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium

2022: "An Old Childhood Dream", Art Thema Héyī Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2021: Namur Antica, Namur, Belgium

2021: "Timeless", group exhibition, Art Thema Héyī Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2021: "Art Exhibition for the Hommage of René Julien", Ramatuelle, France

2021: Art Up Lille, Lille, France

2021: Grimaud Art Exposition, City Hall, Grimaud, France

2021: "Blooming", group exhibition, Art Thema Héyī Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2021: Selected artwork for the Charity Project for Elderly African Migrants in Brussels,

          ConnectingBrussel - You Matter and Flemish Govenment, Brussels, Belgium

2021: "Together", group exhibition, Art Thema Héyī Gallery, Brussel, Belgium