Honoré d 'O, ° 1961, Oudenaarde, Belgium
Lives and works in Ghent, Belgium
1978-1983: Higher institute for visual arts Sint-Lucas, Ghent, Belgium: Architecture
The work of Honoré d' O (° 1961, Oudenaarde as Raf Van Ommeslaeghe and ° 1984 Ghent as Honoré d' O) is plastic and dynamic. The strong connection between ethics and aesthetics is one of the central motifs. He works with the idea of different ways, with diverging directions, which eventually have one common goal: the freedom to do and say what they want. This idea has less to do with the admiration for technology or a well-constructed work, but offers a poetic vision of the world, as well serious as humorous.
Honoré d 'O uses different methodologies, but always simple and existing objects: PVC pipes, stones, videos, cans, wires, ... This unusual blend makes paradoxically a closer connection with nature and its forces. Visitors sometimes get assigned an active role, in which they must finish the work and become part of it. To do so, they have to activate a noise or move an object. Partly for this reason, there is no one-sided interpretation. There is nothing absolute in Honoré's work, it's never going to be a fait accompli.
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