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b. 1963, Netherlands

Atelier Van Lieshout Biography

Since the early eighties Joep van Lieshout produces objects in mainly bright coloured polyester, the material that would become his trademark in subsequent years. In 1995 he founded Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL), undermining the myth of the individual artistic genius. Atelier Van Lieshout has attained international recognition for objects that balance on the boundary between art, architecture and design. These works of art are practical, uncomplicated and substantial. Recurring themes in the work of AVL are autarky, power, politics and the more classical themes of life and death.

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One of the most known projects is AVL-Ville (2001), the cultural freestate in the harbour of Rotterdam. Although only existing for less than a year of this 'new city' a lot of visitors, professional or recreational, were inspired. After that Atelier Van Lieshout realised a number of large autonomic art projects like the large scaffolding installation Sportopia (2002), the large biogas installation Technocrat (2003–2004), and the dystopian city SlaveCity (2005–2009), and the large recycling installation Cradle to Cradle (2009–2010).

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Atelier Van Lieshout Featured Artworks

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Prosthetic by Atelier Van Lieshout contemporary artwork sculpture
Atelier Van LieshoutProsthetic, 2021Steel, fabric
74 x 85 x 173 cm
Galerie Krinzinger Contact Gallery
Caged Hourglass by Atelier Van Lieshout contemporary artwork sculpture
Atelier Van LieshoutCaged Hourglass, 2019Steel and glass
173 x 48 x 50 cm
Galerie Krinzinger Contact Gallery
Early Bird by Atelier Van Lieshout contemporary artwork sculpture
Atelier Van LieshoutEarly Bird, 2015Steel
370 x 140 x 110 cm
Galerie Krinzinger Contact Gallery
Unlimited no. 14 by Atelier Van Lieshout contemporary artwork sculpture
Atelier Van LieshoutUnlimited no. 14, 2012Fibreglass, polyester and styrofoam
136 x 142 x 50 cm
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Pipe-bomb Clock (small) by Atelier Van Lieshout contemporary artwork sculpture
Atelier Van LieshoutPipe-bomb Clock (small), 2018Steel
49 x 14 x 14 cm
Galerie Krinzinger Contact Gallery
Female on bed by Atelier Van Lieshout contemporary artwork sculpture
Atelier Van LieshoutFemale on bed, 2007Fibreglass
180 x 75 x 125 cm
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Domestication Lamp by Atelier Van Lieshout contemporary artwork sculpture
Atelier Van LieshoutDomestication Lamp, 2017Forged steel
46 x 16 x 66 cm
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Screw by Atelier Van Lieshout contemporary artwork sculpture
Atelier Van LieshoutScrew, 2015Acrylic and Resin
57 x 57 x 230 cm
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Atelier Van Lieshout Recent Exhibitions

Atelier Van Lieshout Represented By

OMR contemporary art gallery in Mexico City, Mexico OMR Mexico City

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