Both Fabre’s oeuvre and his life are determined by duality. Death and reincarnation are the central and recurrent themes in his work. He manifests this idea in his fascination for insects and beetles that are symbols for death and reincarnation. Also on stage one can notice contradictions.
Physical degeneration contrasts with power of muscle and will.
Without any dread Jan Fabre shows vulnerability and the transience of human beings.
He is exhibiting in France, Belgium and Italy on a regular basis. In 2008 Fabre had a special show at the Louvre in Paris.