Versatile artist and musician Henri PFR completes the Duvel Collection series
Besides being a musician, producer and well-known DJ, Henri PFR is also a gifted artist, who loves to work with a brush and a canvas. It was therefore a logical choice to ask this creative jack-of-all-trades to go all out and add a 17th design to our Duvel Collection series.
The result is a colourful, playful design in which a character, seen by some as a devil, makes music. For the design, Henri took his inspiration from expressive modern art, and gave it his own funky twist. The colours used are inseparable from the Belgian tricolour. This, in turn, is Henri's ode to the Belgitude he, like Duvel, is a big fan of and cherishes.
"I come from a very artistic family. My mother is a painter, my father a sculptor and draughtsman and my sister sings in opera. So I have been instilled with a love for music and art in all its forms. Besides making music and performing as a DJ, I also really enjoy working on drawings, sketches and paintings in my studio. When Duvel asked me if I wanted to be part of the Duvel Collection, I did not hesitate for a moment", Henri PFR says.
In the design, some see a devil making music, but Henri leaves the interpretation of the character open to the audience's own perspective. The colours are very deliberately chosen with yellow, red and black as the main shades. Not coincidentally, these are the colours of the Belgian flag. For the drawing style, he took inspiration from his favourite artists in expressive modern art, giving it his own funky twist.
"I love the sometimes surreal and chaotic side of our country. We don't take ourselves too seriously, and surprising things sometimes emerge from that. Not only in terms of art, also musically. I am very happy that Duvel gives me the chance to also make my passion for painting and drawing known to the outside world. Getting a Duvel glass as a 'canvas' is unique".
From June, you will find this limited Duvel Collection glass in supermarkets, liquor stores and selected on-trade outlets and in our webshop.
About Henri PFR
As a composer, producer, DJ, and classically trained pianist, Belgian Henri PFR is a true chameleon when it comes to musical talent. This 'golden boy' of Belgian dance-pop, who is only 27 years old, has already had a rich career in music and other projects since he emerged on the scene in 2013. In his short career, Henri has performed at major festivals such as the Ultra Music Festival, Lollapalooza, and Tomorrowland. He has also collaborated with established artists such as Robin Schultz, Gabry Ponte, KSHMR, and Blasterjaxx, while also releasing a significant amount of his own music. He has used his fame as a UNICEF ambassador as well. In 2020, Henri was invited by The Voice to be a coach in season 9 of the popular television program, and on the Belgian National Day, he performed as the closing act for a crowd of 80,000 people, including the royal family. Although he is just starting his career, Henri's broad and international reach is already impressive, with over 300 million streams of his music across all platforms combined.
During the Corona lockdown, Henri dedicated a lot of time to his other passion and talent: drawing and painting. It was a very fruitful period for him during which he created many artworks and introduced his fans to his wide artistic talent. His passion for drawing and painting never left him. He was also the first artist to perform at the top of the Atomium (102 meters high) in Brussels for the Belgian National Day on July 21, 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic. It was an exceptional concert that was livestreamed on various platforms and for which he is still recognized today.