JAN YOORS retrospective at FeliXart Museum
Posted by Larry / to News, Artists, Exhibitions / on January 17, 2013

January Yoors (1922-1977), son of the Antwerp glass artist Eugène Yoors, built his career in New York after World War II. Besides being a writer and photographer, he was primarily a fascinating visual artist. His versatile work was inspired by his rich life experiences from his youth that he largely with a gypsy family shared, about his imprisonment by the Nazis, to the many trips and photo shoots, including in the Amazon region, the Far East and Russia, as well as in New York neighborhoods like Harlem, in the 50s a true social revolution experienced.


The FeliXart Museum brings for the first time in 30 years a retrospective of this powerful work, consisting of gouaches, sculptures and abstract rugs. The fresh colorful compositions of the tapestries are often scratched wall enlargements of photographs. In this way it manages Yoors a bridge between the traditional European culture and the volatile American Pop Art. Although Jan Yoors in 1957 with Jan Cox and René Magritte in New York exhibited, his work is almost unknown in Flanders, despite good reception in the American press. His work is included in major collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago. On the occasion of the exhibition at the Museum FeliXart a first reference catalog will be released.


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