Beaufort 04

 
  • CONTAMINATION
  • CONTAMINATION
  • CONTAMINATION

CONTAMINATION

BEAUFORT LOCATION: BELL TOWER SINT-NIKLAAS CHURCH, KOKSIJDE

Jan Van Imschoot

°1963, Ghent, Belgium 

With his predilection for historical stories Van Imschoot creates a morbid atmosphere in his work. Still, a touch of humour and a measure of social criticism are never far away. Spectators can read his work like a story. The integration of text in the work contributes to that. For Beaufort02 Van Imschoot created a work against the setting of the robust bell tower of the Sint-Niklaas church. Like some sort of theatrical set panel Contamination covered a whole wall of the tower. This work, however, was never painted by Van Imschoot, but as the title suggests, it is a montage of two of his existing works, created in the photo lab.