The paintings of Marc ANCKAERT follow the paths of life. Malaise and recovery, crisis and catharsis, the colours express states of mind and human feelings. Just like a rainbow which signals recovery after a storm, and like the shell which protects itself from external aggressions with a cloak of mother-of-pearl and which produces a pearl to cover an intruder, irisations signal a return to the life source after a serious injury, their intermixed and changing colours reflecting the light of a new spring. The life that was believed to have become useless and lost in the deepest pain, finds in these soothing colours a new justice, a new call, new desires.