Henk De Ruddere, aka ENCQ, was born in Ypres in 1961. He studied painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent and has lived in Brussels since 2005. He is fascinated by people and creates larger than life portraits. ENCQ, strongly influenced by the uniqueness of Lucian Freud’s work and his almost obsessive treatment of portraits and bodies, shared with him the idea that a painting is the person it represents.