Zwarte overall

Jef Geys


Photography, 187 x 132 x 4 cm.
Materials: photo

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BRJG12).

The self-portrait Black Overalls is part of the series that Jef Geys showed on the 21st Biennale of Sao Paulo. The artist is looking for basic shapes that are simple in terms of structure, but are loaded with meaning at the same time. One of the triangles of the Star of David he is holding is coloured in in heraldic blue. Geys also overturns the image which society has of an artist by portraying himself in a register that is reminiscent of a prisoner, criminal or terrorist.

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