Berengo Studio 1989 | JAN VAN OOST
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JAN VAN OOST

Jan Van Oost was born in Deinze in Belgium in 1961 and currently lives and works in Ghent.

This artist found inspiration to his expressive language in the symbolism of Wiertz, Spilliaert and Ensor.  He perceives the pervasive and imminent presence of death in the life of each one.  This concept of the end of life is central in his work, which he uses to try to overcome the condition of being mortal.

Mortality and immortality, the life drive and the death drive are questions that regard the existence of each person and ones that the artist attempts to face by a skillful use of irony and metaphor. The ambiguity between horror and seduction, between reality and fantasy are the distinctive signature of his works.

His drawings and sculptures seem to be pieces of anatomy, of bones, of human remains scattered as if they were within the narrow confines of a coffin.

His sculptural works, especially the glass ones, speak ironically and describe death in a grotesque way, thanks to the gaudy colors and the pop shapes.

His works have been exhibited in one-man and group shows in northern Europe:  2004 “Teatro del Silenzio”, Maison Musique, Rivoli (TO); 2002 “Human-ism(e)” Art Agents Gallery, Hamburg; 2001 “Untitled” Swiss Institute, New York; Jan Van Oost, Galleria Giorgio Persano, Turin; “Paper”, Gallery Fortlaan 17, Ghent.