Lives in Ghent (), born in Oudenaarde ().
The oeuvre van Honoré δ'O consists of sculptures, assemblages and chain-reactions. It is many-facetted to say the least, and always in motion. The artist was born in 1961 as Raf Van Ommeslaege and reborn in 1984 in Ghent as Honoré δ'O. This rebirth and choice of artist’s name is connected to his take on art and life which, according to him, are interchangeable. Honoré δ'O settles scores with the static nature of art. His art works are dynamic and know no definitive form – they are always in movement. The everyday objects and materials that he uses continually change, split and multiply in an endless variety of ways. Here the details are certainly as interesting as the whole. At first sight his installations indeed look like a disordered multiplicity of materials, but on closer view you see that it’s full of considered compositions and that the details contain an ordered chaos. The same elements also return in different combinations. Honoré δ'O’s art is not ponderous, but light-footed and playful. We are always invited to play along and become part of the composition. Because of the size of his installations, the visitor can contemplate it from different viewpoints and discover new meanings.
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Honoré δ'O / All the deta...
Honoré δ'O, Honoré δ'O / All the details extended, en fractures recomposées, 2003. Book, ink, paper, 21 x 14.5 cm, 164 p., language : Dutch, French, English, publisher : Le Collège Éditions - FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims & Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, ISBN : 2-907331-18-3.
Tant (de) pis de tâches d...
Honoré δ'O, Tant (de) pis de tâches de titre(s), L’Envers du Décor, 2005. Video, ink, paper, dvd.
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The collection XXXIII – T...
07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.
The character of a collection reflected the current priorities of the M HKA collection: the evaluation of Antwerp’s avant-garde tradition; th
El Hotel Eléctrico – Room...
21 February 2014 - 11 May 2014.
What was lost when animation entered the field of cinema, and subjected itself to strict cinematic parameters? El Hotel Eléctrico went lookin
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Collectie Vlaamse Gemeens...
The M HKA holds works on permanent loan that were acquired with the budget of the Vlaamse Commissie voor Beeldende Kunst (Flemish Visual Art
Since the end of May 2002, the M HKA has strayed from the beaten track of museum catalogues. The M HKA does not consider a systematic thereof
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public