Born in 1963 in Ghent, Jan Van Imschoot has been living and working in France since 2013. Jan Van Imschoot’s exploration of the possibilities offered by painting have resulted in a body of work that draws its power from highly critical and dramatic themes and contains references to countless artists, from Tintoret to Luc Tuymans, Goya to Matisse.
Jan Van Imschoot places his figures, decors and narratives at History’s margins, using assembled perspectives, strong tones, bodies in motion and brushwork he describes as ‘anarcho-baroque’. His work delves into a number of recurring motifs: freedom, censorship and the violence of political and ideological systems.
Jan Van Imschoot studied at the School of Arts Ghent and had exhibitions in Galerie Baronian Francey (Brussels), the Museum of Fine Arts (Tallinn, Estonia), SMAK (Ghent), the Bonakdar Jancou Gallery (New York) and the Galerie Gebauer (Berlin). Van Imschoot also took part in group exhibitions such as 'Sint Jan' (Ghent), 'SÄGERAUH' (Oslo), 'The state of things' (Peking), 'Ad Absurdum' (Herford) and 'Stranger than paradise' (Genève).
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Source Daniel Templon