After the war, he settled in Brussels. There, he was co-founder of Jeune Peinture Belge and also had contacts with Cobra. In this period, his lasting friendship with Pierre Alechinsky and Hugo Claus also came about. In 1956, he went to the United States, where he was head of the painting department of the school of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In 1974 he found a new home in the circle around gallery De Zwarte Panter in Antwerp. Jan Cox considered his artistry as an artistic and humanistic project. He painted surreal and magical scenes but also numerous haunting expressionist works. He chose classical themes: Orpheus, Homer’s Iliad, Judith and Holofernes, the Passion of Christ, in which autobiographical references merge with general human problems. They invite the viewer to reflect on the human condition, the hopes and terrors of the modern world.
Jan Cox-EN – Living one’s art
Jan Cox (1919-1980) was born in The Hague and spent his youth in Amsterdam. Shortly before the Second World War he moved with his parents and brother, composer Harry Cox, to Antwerp and studied art history at Ghent University.
Everyone who sends in a photo is accepted into my Extended Family. For this endless series I ignore the basic principles of the portrait.
Instead of depicting the recognisable face of just one person, I present the concept of ‘open identity’. I consider love, dependence and
identity with new eyes via African philosophy, Spinoza, Picasso, Thomas Hirschhorn and many others. (Aäron Willem)
Extended Family is an ode to human complexity, from an artist with a significant background in philosophy.
With text by the curator Hans Martens, the philosopher Valérie De Prycker and the artists Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert and Ben Benaouisse.
27,2 x 20,7 cm
128 pagina’s, hard cover
In deze unieke uitgave vertelt Akira Oshima het verhaal van de enige echte Japanse kaiseki-keuken, rijkelijk geïllustreerd en uiteraard met tientallen heerlijke gerechten. Kaiseki, de authentieke Japanse keuken is dankzij de schitterende bijdragen van specialisten Patrick Faas en Katarzyna Cwiertka uitgegroeid tot een werkelijk uniek referentiewerk voor allen die de ziel en de kunst van de Japanse keuken willen ontdekken.
The exhibition catalogue Frontières Invisibles presents the work of more than seventy European artists of about twenty different nationalities. Under the title “Les Frontières Invisibles”, lille3000 is organising several exhibitions at the Tri Postal in Lille, about an ever-changing, elastic, “XXL” Europe, whose borders are shifting more and more to the East.
Albert Niemeyer has been making his way in the Dutch art world in his own unique way for more than thirty years. Fascinated by the unlimited freedom of expression in the work of Van Gogh, Dalí, Chagall, Picasso and Karel Appel, Niemeyer paints his characters sometimes with a photographic realism, sometimes with an abstract expressionist or with a hint of cubism and futurism.