Shirt in print of Jan Latinne painting
Jan Latinne is a Belgian versatile artist. In addition to paintings, serigraphs and drawings, he also makes fiberglass sculptures. At the end of the 1970s, he and Rik Hamblok and Humberto Wouters co-founded ASIKAN 2240, an "international Art Group". This group arose as a reaction against the sleepy, extinct and flattened society. The artists did not want to be lived, but through their artworks to show how life could really be. Latinne maintained a lot of contact with Herman Brood. For example, in 2000 and 2001 there were exhibitions with works by both artists. In Jan Latinne's work we are confronted with a carousel of colour, play and movement in which we have to find our own way to the artist's emotion. His works radiate joy and enthusiasm.
Latinne has been exhibiting at home and abroad since 1969 (mainly the Netherlands, Germany, France, the United States).
In 2001 the monograph The joy of creating joy was published with a biography and an extensive overview of his oeuvre