Gery De Smet works in a variety of media including installations, videos, happenings, multiples and graphics, often in combination with text; however, he remains first and foremost a painter.
“He starts often from people’s motives or customs, which he filters by his specific artistic vision “to give back to the people”. The work of De Smet researches the fact of identity of people and demasks the constructions behind it. At the same moment it is an accessible oeuvre which starts from the power of the images. Good works of art have anyway a large social surplus value.” (Frank Maes/RolfQuaghebeur)