Etienne Jammaers

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The message of displacement is central to the work of Etienne Jammaers. It refers to the feeling of not being at home in the environment we live in and feeling disconnected from the people and culture around us. This may be due to changes in our environment, such as immigration or emigration, but it can also be an internal feeling of being out of place in the world. The use of unusual or unfamiliar symbols, colors and images, which make the viewer feel uncomfortable or unable to identify with the image, illustrate this in his painting. For example, Etienne uses colors and patterns that feel unnatural or strange, making the viewer feel displaced.