Jan De Lauré

Hasselt — 1978

Jan De Lauré uses existing images from the media as a basis for his painted works. The artist doesn't set out in search of a particular picture pertaining to a predetermined theme, but rather picks images that intrigue him and set him to thinking. Using thin layers of paint to create near-photographic paintings, he focuses not on the art of painting itself, but on showing the power of representation and the impact of the image.

Jan proves that impact and tenderness don’t have to conflict.
— Gwenn Nevelsteen

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Untitled / 2014 / Oil on paper / 132cm x 82cm

Aurore #2 / 2015 / 80cm x 61cm / BFA collection