Published by Jan Mot, Brussels, 2019, 78 pages (b/w ill.), 14.7 × 20.6 cm, EnglishPrice: €26
Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Paul Thek I AM, AM I? September 6 – October 26, 2019 at Jan Mot Brussels.
“Jan Mot presents a solo exhibition of Paul Thek (1933–1988), an American sculptor, painter, and installation artist who was influential in the New York art scene in the 1960s and moved between various European cities in the 1970s, spending quite some time in the Netherlands, where he had a solo exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in 1969. His work was also part of the exhibition Chambre d’amis in 1986 in Ghent. The show at Jan Mot will be the first solo show in Belgium and will include a lesser known series of etchings and a newspaper drawing. The etchings and drawings punctuate a profoundly disparate practice and suggest a continued engagement with recurrent themes such as the Tower of Babel, Tarbaby, horns, etc. His work, often marked by fragile or ephemeral materials with regard to the personal, mystic, and spiritual, have been a source of widespread influence to other artists.” (Mousse Magazine)