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Jan Fabre

 (born 1958)
Jan Fabre is active/lives in Belgium.  Jan Fabre is known for painting and sculpture.

Jan Fabre

Biography from Stockholm Auktionsverk

In the art world is Jan Fabre, famous for its extensive drawings made with blue BIC ballpoint pens and intricate installations, but he is equally renowned in the theater as a writer and director. He soon became recognized for his rebellious performances in the late 1970s, where he burned the audience's money and created drawings of the ash. He has since moved interdisciplinary between art, theater and dance. Farbe has a series of insightful artwork lifting the discussion about their home country of Belgium bloody colonial history. With the shimmering green shells of LOST African beetles he creates mosaics in patterns and symbols that reflect the terrible assault against the Congolese population under King Leopold II's reign (1885-1908). Congo when it was subject to a reign of terror has been described as "hell on earth". Hall of Mirrors of the Belgian royal palace was ordered by Leopold II, but just never got completed during his lifetime. Jan Fabre was commissioned to complete the decoration and covered the entire ceiling and pews with millions of beetle wings of dazzling green, gold and blue. The work was entitled "Heaven of Delights" and said to be inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's famous work "The Garden of Earthly Delights." Just as in 1500-century master's portrayal of paradise and hell mate Fabre here together beauty and terror. As the first living artist Jan Fabre was invited to hold a major solo exhibition at the Louvre in 2008. Entitled "The Angel of Metamorphosis", he showed thirty sensational and site-specific works and installations in the halls with paintings of Flemish, Dutch and German masters. Fabre's trail through the museum's collections created a "psychological drama" in which his own life's work met mästarkonstnärernas. In a niche in the famous entrance stairway created by Hector Martin Lefuel installed 70 bic-blue pigeons and bird droppings from Murano glass entitled

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About  Jan Fabre

Born:  1958
Known for:  painting and sculpture