Koen Vanmechelen experimentation has neither disciplinary limits nor barriers in its use of different languages and media. He is able to make art and science talk together with the same intensity and strength, even resorting to the use of very diverse techniques: video, photography, sculpture, painting and drawing.
He poses questions with his work and attempts to answer some of the fundamental questions of existence: the meanings of species and individual, the value of preserving one’s own identity versus the importance of losing it by opening oneself up to the outside world. In this sense, the themes of racism and of globalization, the meaning of words assume a central role in transmitting his message.
All the various artistic forms that he uses are connected by two subjects central to his work: the chicken and the egg, chosen as metaphors of man and of life.