Jan Fabre – BE.
The man who carries the cross (2014)
The man who carries the cross symbolizes the quest for balance. Do we believe in God , don’t we believe in GOde? The cross on that arm is a symbol for this question. But the cross also balances between realism and relativism, between art, religion and science. And the man who carries the cross might as well be a metaphor for the man in spiritual doubt. And Jan Fabre has let himself capture in bronze – again and forever!
The man who laughs and cries (2004)
For more than thirty-five years Jan Fabre (1958, Antwerp) has been one of the most innovative and important figures on the international contemporary art scene. As a visual artist, theatre maker and author he hascreated a highly personal world with its own rules and laws, as well as its own characters, symbols, and recurring motifs. Influenced by research carried out by the entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre (1823-1915), he became fascinated by the world of insects and other creatures at a very young age.