In his paintings, Geert Koekoeckx unveils a wondrous universe that is as colorful as it is irresistible. It is formed from myths of various cultures, historical references and the sheer power of imagination. The arches span from references to frescoes in the palace of Knossos to the myth of Icarus, the Indian teachings of the chakras and Persian engravings that are playfully interwoven with the artist’s own experiences and memories. Historicity, however, is of marginal importance. The narrative dimension is subordinate to the intuitive. Everything can, everything is permitted to get mixed up in the whirlwind of these magical worlds. Illustrations from medieval medical encyclopedias can encounter the misunderstandings of the painter’s childhood, when he thought that eating carrots would get you beautiful eyes (instead of better vision). And yet these misunderstandings also somehow close a circle in which the myths of the physiological world merge with the myths of subjective perception.