Much like the Flemish Primatives, Vandekerckhove makes use of the glazing technique. Hereby thin, transparent layers of oil paint are applied over and over to a white background. As a result, the different thin, colored layers permit a light to shine through. The white background is reverberated, creating exceptional colour depth and numerous nuances. Distinctively, the astonishing colour palette evokes a magical, timeless presence.
For several years now, architectural motives play an important role in Hans Vandekerckhove's paintings. This is reflected in his painting from 2008 'The Philosopher's Greenhouse'. He is inspired by a greenhouse in the Monte Perdido and in L.M. Barcelona where Mies van de Rohe's pavilion on the Montjuic in Barcelona was the central focal point.
In his piece 'Another Realm', Vandekerckhove is inspired by the thermal baths designed by Peter Zumthor in Vals, Switzerland. This building consists of 60,000 stone slabs of dark Valser quartzite and forms a perfect marriage between architecture and nature.