Maybe it is nice if now and then I write something about artists in the Dutch/Belgium area. Like Panamarenko. Because of my passion for everything that has to do with aviation this is an artist very close to my heart. It is hard to categorize him in any of the known mainstreams of art. He is an artist, engineer, poet, physicist, inventor and visionary. And above all he is a very kind person with a great sense of humour.
He was fascinated by aircraft and build a lot of them. I think one of the funny things about his work is the fact that he never made clear if his aircraft can actually fly. He always raised a beautiful smoke curtain around that subject.
For a very long time Panamarenko had his atelier in his parental house. Recently he donated this house to the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp:
If you want to read and see more about him, just go and see his website. You will find it here
The website is multilingual, so choose ENG.
You can watch more work of Panamarenko here=