Atelier Van Lieshout is the studio founded by sculptor and visionary Joep Van Lieshout. After graduating from the Rotterdam art academy, Van Lieshout soon became known for his sculptures and installations, buildings and furniture, utopias and dystopias. In 1995, Van Lieshout founded his studio and since then he has worked exclusively under the studio name. The studio name exists in Van Lieshout's practice as a method of subverting the myth of artistic genius. Over the past three decades, Atelier Van Lieshout has built up a multidisciplinary practice that produces works on the boundary between art, design and architecture. By exploring the thin line between making art and mass-producing functional objects, he searches for the boundaries between fantasy and function, between fertility and destruction.