Jean-Paul Laenen

Hortasme 2, 1972

Hortasme 2 is part of a series of limited edition silkscreens produced by Jean-Paul Laenen in the 1970s. As the title suggests, they were inspired by Victor Horta and the use of form and colour in Art Nouveau. In Jean-Paul Laenen and the vital redundancy, Willem Elias refers to Laenen’s ‘Hortasme’ series as “the continuation of the investigation into the meandering line’s potential to create space”.