Peeters will be creating a contemporary comic version of the drama that took place between the two sons of Adam ad Eve, a drama including everything from sacrifice, jealousy and murder to betrayal and exile. This wall-sized cartoon illustration will be visible from outside the Kunsthal along the museum's front slope. As of 22 March, everyone passing will be able to see Peeters at work.
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Stories with a Twist
Sam Peeters particularly loves old myths and exciting dramas. In his cartoons, he tells stories effectively, experimenting with different reading directions, clichés, metaphors, use of colour, and clear flow of lines and layout. His work is characterised by humour and cartoonesque-style illustrations. The series of drawings that Peeters is going to make for the window will portray the conflict between Cain and Abel in absurd, dryly comical images. Cain was a hard-working farmer. His brother, Abel, was a shepherd who, full of regret for the error of his parents' ways - their eating of the apple that caused them to be banished from the Garden of Eden - offered God his best sheep as a sacrifice. When Cain saw this, he subsequently offered God his best harvest, but the offering was not accepted as God did not feel that Cain had given it joyfully. Cain killed his brother in a fit of rage after which God punished him by making him a fugitive and a wanderer.
On Friday 30 March at 5.15pm, the exhibition will be opened with an Artist Talk with Sam Peeters.