Paul Van Hoeydonck
Paul Van Hoeydonck (Belgian, 1925-) began his artistic career as a geometric abstractionist and color theorist during the Pop-Art and Op-Art movements. He is most known for creating a new genre of art, Space-Art. Van Hoeydonck's work demonstrates space phenomena by merging science and conventional art practices. His work also promotes space exploration and the importance of understanding humanity in relation to the outer space. In 1971, Van Hoeydonck was commissioned to produce the only sculpture ever to be placed on the moon, known as the "Fallen Astronaut." Van Hoeydonck's work is included in major international collections and museums. He is currently working and developing his groundbreaking oeuvre.