André Van Laere

Jacky Duyck leads us into a world of unusual silence: the “silence of the world before Bach”, the initial world… There, between the very beginning and the final accomplishment, lay his unvisited landscapes, never soiled by human steps, unreachably far, extremely deep. These are the revelations of the mystery that both attracts and frightens us. Sometimes the spectator gets the feeling he can see everything in a glimpse, a great vision of indescribable infinity. Though not in the picture, man is not far away: scratches, stripes, notches, hieroglyphics, fossilized plants, lighting spots, graffiti and human signals are signs of “life”, of “growing”, of “creative evolution”.