An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.
I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and other I’ve only recently been introduced to.
The artist I’d like to introduce is the painter Alain Biltereyst.
The plywood paintings series refer to the Geometric Abstraction and Hard-Edge paintings of the sixties. If these movements were about pure painting, A.T. Biltereyst’s abstractions evoke references to contemporary everyday life.The raw wood on which he works, the deliberate errors in the geometric shapes and the inaccuracies created while painting refer to graffiti art dynamics. With a background in graphic design, Biltereyst is fascinated by the vividness and struggle of commercial and other signs in the public arena. A poster, a design on a truck, logos, ads out in the street,… all these signs are part of an everyday idiom, blurring the lines between culture and subculture.
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