Philip Van Isacker (°1949) was born in Mechelen and lives and works in Gent, Belgium.
He is sculptor and art historian. From 1980 on he is exhibiting his work first as a painter but very soon as a sculptor. From 1993 until 2014 he was teaching at the University of Gent and Luca School of Arts, also in Gent.
At first he made geometrical forms in widely varying materials such as marble, metal, paper and clay, whereas in more recent works appear organic and human elements and also video images. These different materials and the different ways of working are giving form to a dialectic confrontation of classical form and the acceptance of eternal doubt, ending every time in the same provisional result : only the unfinished can be complete.
His works are to be seen in several public collections and public places.
In 2016 he published “De Sculptura. Beschouwingen over beeldhouwkunst”, reflections on the essence of the medium, guided by concrete works from the history of sculpture.