Guillaume Bijl

29th May, 2019 — 27th July, 2019
Guillaume Bijl
Composition Trouvée, 2019
Found objects
Courtesy artist and Galerie Allen, Paris
Guillaume Bijl
Guillaume Bijl
Composition Trouvée, 2019
Founds objects
Guillaume Bijl
Guillaume Bijl
Composition Trouvée, 2019
Found objects
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Allen
Guillaume Bijl
Guillaume Bijl
Composition Trouvée, 2018
Found objects
200 x 91 x 23 cm
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Allen
Guillaume Bijl
Guillaume Bijl
Composition Trouvée, 2018
Found objects
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Allen
Guillaume Bijl
Guillaume Bijl
Composition Trouvée, 2017
Found objects
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Allen
Guillaume Bijl
Guillaume Bijl
Composition Trouvée, 2017
Found objects
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Allen
Guillaume Bijl
Guillaume Bijl
Composition Trouvée, 2015
Found objects
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Allen
Guillaume Bijl
Guillaume Bijl
Composition Trouvée, 2015
Objets trouvés
170 x 38 x 23 cm
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Allen
Guillaume Bijl
Guillaume Bijl
Composition Trouvée, 2019
Found objects
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Allen
Guillaume Bijl
Guillaume Bijl
Composition Trouvée, 2019
Found objects
200x91x23 cm
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Allen
Guillaume Bijl

Press release

Guillaume Bijl
b. 1946, Antwerp, Belgium; lives and works in Berchem, Belgium
 
The administrative professions Guillaume Bijl practised in the seventies to earn a living proved to be more important than the art courses he started in the 1960s, but never completed. This “university of life” in the lower middle-class circuit he travelled made Bijl realize that art – even if it is conceptual – should represent a reality that is as broad as possible. For more than thirty years Bijl has been building a consistent oeuvre, which he regards as “realistic testimonies to visually account for my time”. As a kind of European adherent of appropriation art, an American art movement that emerged in the early 1980s with artists like Jeff Koons and Cindy Sherman, Bijl reproduces existing images from everyday life almost literally with the aim of “revealing ourselves by removing the codes used by our consumer society as image clichés”.