INTRODUCTION OF ARTISTS
If there is one thing that defines contemporary art, it is freedom. Everything is allowed and everything is possible. Contemporary artists produce both figurative and abstract art using a wide diversity of media and materials.
Although the various forms of abstraction are repeatedly displaced in contemporary art by figurative genres, artists are still drawn back to it. Abstraction is seen as the great liberator. Kap Allan (b. 1953, Mechelen) liberates himself from the compulsion to depict something from his surroundings. This freedom is accompanied by a shedding of emotions, by going in search of the aesthetic qualities of basic forms and making use of the colour and characteristics of the material. The result is a geometric oasis of calm, a reclassification and ordering of the interpretation of an environment.