Art is always trying to
find an answer concerning our human incompleteness.
Through a schematised and detached vision, western,
"rational" men have transformed the world.
With Marc Kennes, this goes together with the experience
of society as a continual threat, which as become an
In Kennes´paintings, however, the world rediscovers
a magical dimension.
Having become spectators of our lives, we live in a
fictive landscape wherein our desires move back towards
us like some sinister harvesting machine carrying through
the Garden of Eden.
Kennes´painting, baroque in its idealism, gothic
in its gestures, underlines this: all intersecting in
the cross-fire between the dynamic forces of sexuality
and the everyday pathologies of historical life. Disrobing
loneliness in her intimate aspects, he presents the
viewer with the few remaining questions and tasks still
The eye needs to be fed ...
Jeffery Weigand ( Philosopher USA)