Sacred Art adds a different approach to creativity. It is about opening your heart and like letting do your hands when images appear in a certain moment of freedom, like when loosing ourselves out of time and reality. It certainly adds something deep and strong to the work of art. It feels like having a special privilege of being able to pass a message of beauty, peace, justice, love.
Being in company of sacred art calms down, elevates the heart and the soul, pushes you to silence. To the artist is asked to try to fade away, to recognise with humility that it's not his work anymore. Like when you're singing elevated songs, the author is forgotten. The goal is much higher and lighter.
The sacred language passes through different possible media. Images through paintings and stained-glass are some of them.
Here you will find examples of the two approaches.
At first, the stations of the cross (Via Crucis)painted for the Chapel of the Assumption in Paris 6 in 2010. Then a few paintings of the exhibition in the cathedral of Brussels, about the Parables of Jesus.
In a second part the stained glass I created for churches and chapels in Belgium .from 2001 until now.
Because these works stay permanently in the same place we are going to indicate where to find them.
1. Paintings of the Via Crucis, Paris.
Then an interview by the French magazine Le Pèlerin (The Pilgrim)
Religieuses de L' Assomption chapel, 75016 Paris,
Chemin de Croix - Via Crucis
Via Crucis, 14 Stations of the cross: on one panel , paintings of different sizes, of different emotions are presented like some important event we are witnessing . You can stop at any station, start a dialogue. Go on to another. Come backwards. It's a journey with Jesus going to be crucified because he dared to speak the truth. Because he dared to promote love instead of violent rules and laws. It's a journey into our lives, accompanied by Jesus.
Oil on canvas, 2010
Jan Goris, Sculptor of light
Lord, what I get from you, I put it back in my work.
Article of "Le Pelerin":
2. The Parabels. exhibition in the Cathedral of Brussels.
Music is played by children. But no one is dancing or singing, says Jesus…
The good shepherd left all his sheep to get the lonely one which got lost.
That the one who never has done any harm or mistake throw the first stone. And they all went, starting with the oldest ones.
3. Stained glass in churches and chapels.
A. Eglise Sainte Alix. Woluwé-Saint-Pierre ( Brussels)
Vitrail de Saint François, ou, le lien fort entre la terre, les éléments de notre planète et le ciel et le reste de l’univers.
Et la lumière qui éclaire.
Vitrail de la résurrection. Les forces de Vie, de Lumière, de foi en l’Amour, l’emportent sur la mort.