PAST ART PROVES FUTURE SOCIETY / EXPO 1 / OVERZICHTSTENTOONSTELLING 1976-2021 WERNER PANS
EXPO 1 2021
Werner Pans, Brussels 1958 - Lives and works in Mesnil-Eglise, Belgium
I am not interested in ‘pretty’ painting or paintings of aesthetic value, but since the early days rather in the soul and
the unknown, the unseen of society’s underlying contemporary topics.
A unique artist roadtrip thru 5 decades at the belgian frontline of art & society
The exhibition takes us for a wild ride at the base of counter-cultures of the 60s-70s-80s, show us first hand impressions and art agitations during the next 2 decades resulting with the awakening of human consciousness into the age of space. During the period 2010-2020 the artist alerts us about the epic times unfolding in front of our distorted views.
Influenced by the art of propaganda, urban landscapes and space futurism from the beginnings, the totality of flemish artist Werner Pans works asks us to open our minds.
The acrylic paintings on Craft paper early 80’s move on as times drives by to more abstract, rich in depths and glazing oil coloured artworks. Neverless the rebel content stayed in Da House overnight.
The 1977 - 2020 timeline cut up into 5 historical landscapes of artistic evolution, each lifted with unique docs, prints
and multimedia formats such as soundscapes, storytelling boxes and moving visuals.
1 1960 - 1976 Docking Station, Earth
Various documents, photos (from photoreporter Frans Pans - AMSAB Gent/WP), silkscreen etc documenting the 60s - 70s social and cultural uprising in Belgium, my roots. First artworks.
2 1977 - 1986 Zonk City
First full blown painter period.
Punk and industrial culture art with original time docs
3 1987 - 1995 The Age of Space
Immersive illegal rave art (zone reconstruction ?)
Cosmic Acid Connection in full multimedia framework
4 1996 - 2014 Beyond the horizon of events
Quantum consciousness injection.
Lifting the veil of the ’old world’.
5 2015 - 2020 The Looking Glass
Where We Go 1 We Go All.
After dark deep art operations in the Sea of Awakening