In 1946 Joska Soos moved to Belgium and lived for a while in Charleroi. In 1965 he went to live in Brussels. In the 1980’s he moved to Merksem, a part of the city of Antwerp. My first visit to his house in Antwerp was in 1989. Over the years he sent me pictures of himself in and outside his house:
Joska in his living room, on the second floor of his house.
Joska at home before a painting titled Entity From Somewhere Else, 1994
In the corner are multiple Buddhist paraphernalia.
Joska in his shamanization room, on the third floor of his house.
Joska in front of front of his paintings. He is wearing a special shamanic amulet.
This mala was hanging in his shamanization room. It is made out human bones (from deceased llamas) sculpted into large skull beads.
Power Structure of a Light Being, 1993
In this picture you can see a metal creation he made of a light being. In his right hand he is holding a Buddhist ritual dagger. Around his neck is a special amulet he was given.
A photo taken in 2001, when Joska Soos was 80 years old.
On the wall is a painting that had such a special meaning
to him that he never wanted to sell it.
Joska, in his front garden, holding his painting, titled Buddha, 2001
Joska holding a painting, at the back of this house. The painting is titled Light-Being from Somewhere Else, 1992