Serge Delaunay, Sans titre, 2012, feutre sur papier, 55 x 73 cm, © crédit photographique Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne
Delaunay, Serge, (1956), Belgium
BiographySerge Delaunay (b. 1956) was born in Charleroi, Belgium. His mother left when he was small, and his father returned to his native France in 1968, abandoning his seven children, who were put in the care of their mother’s sister. Delaunay suffered deeply from this abandonment. At twenty-two he entered the Centre Reine Fabiola in Neufville and worked in the occupational workshops. But manual work bored him, and he did not do the tasks he was given, even resorting to sabotage. Redirected to the Campagn’Art studio, he began to draw and now draws passionately every day.
Delaunay uses black felt pen on large sheets of paper. Colour is rare. Cars and spaceships are his favourite subjects. He is fascinated by science, especially astronomy and mechanics, and buys science magazines every week. He adds texts and captions to his drawings. The initials GTX, often under his signature, refer to the automotive industry too.