Erik Heyninck is born in Antwerp on the 7th of March 1952. He began his artistic life as a guitarist in his own band for which he was also the main composer and lyrics writer. When this road came to an end, he went to work in Catalunya, Spain, and, inspired by the rocky shore, it was there that he decided to take up painting. Since then the visual arts have been his main preoccupation, although the music is never far away. As an artist, he is self-taught.
He enrolled in the evening classes at the Royal Academy of Arts in Antwerp. The years he spent in the drawing course didn’t teach him much, but the etching classes brought him in 1984 to Paris, where he learned the craft and worked as a professional printer of etchings and engravings in the studio of René Tazé.
He lives and works in Antwerp. You could bring his art under the Flemish Contemporary; Visionary and Fantastic art category.