Hans Vandekerckhove entered the artistic world during the painterly turbulence of the early eighties. After a period dominated by conceptual art and cool, impersonal abstraction, it was time for a revaluation of painting. The most striking element in this new painting was personal enthusiasm. The emphasis on expression and the importance of the act of painting sometimes led to a form of abstract expressionism.
Willy Van den Bussche Head Curator, PMMK, Ostend
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