Painter, ° 1960https://www.wimjans.be/
Lives and works in Brussels
At the start of his artistic career in the late 1980s, Wim Jans focused on anatomical illustrations, which he edited with early digital graphic programms; humans were central to his early work.
In his current works, the artist focuses more on the residential function of human beings. The security every individual longs for is re-imagined using digital printing techniques. But each painting is given an extra layer of warmth – and thus security – in the form of a layer of Armenian clay. Wim Jans applies this rust-coloured material over the image in sepia. The earthy colours refer to the earth, the mother who offers protection, the reproduction of life, the blood.