Posts Tagged ‘Elizabeth Feder’

Towards a “Modern Self-consciousness:”
On Decadence and Death with Jan Van Oost

Jan Van Oost

Interview by Elizabeth Feder – in San Francisco; Friday, Dec. 07, 2012.

As much art arguably should, Flemish artist Jan Van Oost’s work conjures up some complex and conflicting responses. Delicate and exquisite treatment of materiality used to render images and figures of morbidity draws one in with simultaneous curiosity and revulsion. Oost is speaking from another era, drawing his inspiration from the expressive energy of 19th century Belgian symbolists like Antoine Wiertz, Léon Spilliaert and…[read on…]