What started out as an ode to his lover, became a body of work about the fear Jan De Wilde experienced in his search to depict tenderness, devotion and desire. His emotional motives weren’t always consistent with reality. Guided by intuition a visual process started in which he did not shy away from confrontation.

To adore the form of a human being, to be delighted in a person as such. That’s what it’s about. Can I come closer and call you my lover? “

© 2023 Jan De Wilde