JEAN CLAUDE WOUTERS

Jean Claude Wouters was born in 1956 in Belgium. He has lived and worked in Italy, Brussels, Paris, Tokyo, Dubai, and Los Angeles. He began learning how to draw when he was young, and later became interested in classical dance, cinema, and performance art. After studying dance with Maurice Béart in the late 70’s, Wouters decided to become a performer and film director. His films have been awarded in different international film festivals. He has been inspired by early Flemish painting since he was a child, which has helped solidify the relation he makes between art and spiritualism. He is also interested in Japanese culture and has been following Zen practices since he was 15 years old. His artistic approach oscillates between photography, painting, and drawing, and is nourished by these two cultures. As a multidisciplinary artist and iconoclast, he questions the status of the images and their relation to what is visible.