Walden & Other Suspicions presents major Belgian painter Johan Clarysse’s artistic output from the past seven years, in which concepts of identity construction, communication and non-communication are key, along with the drives and aspirations of the human condition. Clarysse’s figurative paintings display a layered, hybrid imagery that questions and researches the ambiguity proper to human nature. His paintings tease and confuse, destabilise well-known images and themes, giving them power and force. Thus an oeuvre is created that is both playful and serious, clear and equivocal, subdued and intense. Thanks to MER. Paper Kunsthalle (Ghent).
192 pages, 26 x 21 cm, hardcover, MER. Paper Kunsthalle (Ghent).