Jean Francois Debongnie

Jean-Francois Debongnie, born 1968, a native of Brussels, has been resident in Singapore since 1989. Trained as a photographer then a self-taught painter, Jean-Francois favors large canvases on which he explores the themes that inspire him in series such as “Red flowers”, “Summer”, “Dancing in the wind” and “Landscape – China”.

In all these series Jean-Francois brings to life flowers – both as iconographic floral signatures which capture the essential qualities of a flower rather than strict botanical representations and as part of a landscape in fields growing wild amidst ripening grain. The use of Chinese ink adds a dramatic fluidity to all his works.
At present, Jean Francois works and lives between Belgium and Singapore.

Permanent Collections:

  • Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London
  • Westin Stamford Hotel – Singapore
  • Singapore Airlines – Singapore
  • Changi Airport – Singapore
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP – London
  • Harbour City Estate Ltd.  – Hong Kong
  • Capital Land – Singapore
  • Architects Vista – Singapore

Featured Artworks


“Fiori 卉”Online Exhibition

“Fiori 卉” is an online exhibition with an East meets West approach to present floral artworks from Hong Kong artist Lam Tian Xing and Belgian artist Jean Francois Debongnie. Showcasing these paintings together allows viewers to immediately notice and appreciate the theme – flowers.