In Amore Dormiente, Jan Van Imschoot tackles themes such as love, sexual desire, lust and vengeance with black backgrounds and flamboyant colours, naked bodies in motion and powerful gestures.
Freed from the academic straitjacket of the art world imposed by the ‘undertakers’, Van Imschoot creates an extraordinary body of work with expressive blocks of colours, where autobiographical, symbolic and historical references rub shoulders in radical and phantasmagorical canvases inhabited by dwarfs, angels, lovers and the dying.
‘There is no masterpiece in existence where extremes do not crave each other. There can be no hell without heaven; no body without a soul; no love without complacency. Do we ever shed these core beliefs?’ enquires the artist.