Jan Fabre

  • Jan Fabre

  • Jan Fabre. Photo : Marc Domage

    L'astronaute qui dirige la mer, 2006

    183 x 142 cm
    Bronze
    Presented by la Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, Bruxelles
    Courtesy of the artist and the gallery

    Jan Fabre was born in 1958 in Antwerp Belgium, where he lives and works.

    An internationally acclaimed thespian and choreographer,he has developed a body of work relating to various materials: blood, pen ink, beetle elytrum, bones, stuffed animals and marble. A prolific draughtsman, Jan Fabre produces sculptures and installations that explore the question of metamorphosis, the dialogue between art and the sciences, humanity’s relationship with nature or the question of the artist as a “warrior of beauty”.

    Created in 2006 for the occasion of the Triennale d’Art de Beaufort and presented at the seaside in Ostend, L’astronaute qui dirige la mer is a bronze sculpture representing Dirk Frimout, the first Belgian astronaut sent into space, as a kind of orchestra conductor in dialogue with the sea.

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