After almost a decade, Belgian artist Guillaume Bijl returns to Lumen Travo Gallery with his new solo exhibition, consisting of recent sorry's and compositions.
Guillaume Bijl (Antwerp, BE, 1946) is known for his large-scale installations and visual realism. Since the late 70s, Bijl incorporates found objects and actual home decor into his opulently detailed installations, which have come to embody a kind of tragi-comic archaeology of contemporary society and western consumer culture.
In his sorry’s and compositions Bijl plays a delicate game with reality: by creating an everyday situation which appears to be completely familiar to us, yet de-contextualized, he aims to explore the dividing wall between the reality of the social and its counterpart in the arts, challenging the viewer's sense of critical judgement, which is all too easily led astray by the dazzling banality of nowadays’ commercial society.
Special opening times for the Amsterdam Art Week
SPECIAL OPENING TIMES
Thursday 12 May, 17:00 – 21:00
Friday 13 and Saturday 14 May, 12:00 – 18:00
Sunday 15 May, 12:00 – 17:00