Jan De Lauré
Born in Hasselt (BE).
Jan De Lauré (°1978, Hasselt, BE) bases his paintings on images sourced from the media; in his own words: they are images that are impossible to forget. He has no interest in looking for predefined themes, but rather opts to work with images that pique his interest. In an effort to create a painting that is almost photographic in its quality, he works with thin layers of oil paint; this process, however impressive it may be in terms of sheer technique, takes a back seat when juxtaposed with the sheer representational power and impact of the image itself.
The artist often emphasises images that at first glance appear almost banal, but which still leave a lasting impression. He uses shifts of emphasis and purposeful disfigurement to occasionally evoke a sense of cynicism in his images, sometimes with bizarre, alienating undertones. It is precisely in focussing on what is baffling about the image, a characteristic that he always works out in the minutest details, that he conjures feelings of loss in the viewer, as though its essence has taken leave or has somehow gone missing.
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14 August 2015 - 31 January 2016.
The M HKA collection is always expanding. With Recent acquisitions, M HKA showcased purchases that help shape our excisting collection. When
EXTRA MUROS: Geel – Middl...
15 September 2018 - 04 November 2018.
Exhibition project Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna is a cooperation between M HKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, and cultural
When Faith Moves Mountains
17 July 2022 - 09 October 2022.
This project was set up differently from a classic exhibition; the working method was rather activist, whereby a 'coalition of the willing' s
Worth Fighting For
14 November 2022 - 14 December 2022.
Worth Fighting For The Ukrainian fight is about the survival of a nation and its right to exist – politically, militarily, econom
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The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
WAANZIN | MADNESS
It's a crazy story, that of Dymphna, and a story full of madness. The devil lurks around every corner. But what is the core of the madness he