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b. 1981, Belgium

Thomas Lerooy Biography

Born 1981 in Roeselare, Belgium. Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.

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We humans are fallible beings, aware of the briefness of mortal life even as we seek to quicken its pace with questionable choices. We are seduced by our own destruction and inevitably, even attempt to perfect it. How else would one explain the exquisite touch of a cigarette pressed against one's lips, or the contents of a gigantic champagne bottle coursing through one's hands?

Such is the concern of Thomas Lerooy, whose immaculately detailed drawings and sculptures betray an uncanny understanding of the weight of human life - a weight that is as insuperable in the face of vice as it is slyly comical in the face of mortality. Like renaissance depictions of saints and martyrs, Lerooy's sculptures find themselves doomed to wear the consequences of their choices as lasting imagery, long past their finite existence. But Lerooy goes further: Suddenly, his subjects are no longer themselves, but become fragmented and dismembered, literal physicalizations of their shortcomings.

Text courtesy rodolphe janssen.

Thomas Lerooy Featured Artworks

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Swipe by Thomas Lerooy contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Thomas LerooySwipe, 2021Oil on canvas
52 x 44.5 cm
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So appeeling by Thomas Lerooy contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Thomas LerooySo appeeling, 2021Oil on canvas
65 x 50 cm
rodolphe janssen Contact Gallery
Under the skin by Thomas Lerooy contemporary artwork painting
Thomas LerooyUnder the skin, 2021Oil on canvas
57.5 x 40.5 cm
rodolphe janssen Contact Gallery
Candle in the wind by Thomas Lerooy contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Thomas LerooyCandle in the wind, 2021Oil on canvas
55 x 44 cm
rodolphe janssen Contact Gallery
Selfish shellfish by Thomas Lerooy contemporary artwork painting
Thomas LerooySelfish shellfish, 2021Oil on canvas
47.5 x 37.5 cm
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Suspicion by Thomas Lerooy contemporary artwork painting
Thomas LerooySuspicion, 2021Oil on canvas
40 x 35 cm
rodolphe janssen Contact Gallery
Holy shift by Thomas Lerooy contemporary artwork painting
Thomas LerooyHoly shift, 2021Oil on canvas
80 x 60 cm
rodolphe janssen Contact Gallery

Thomas Lerooy Recent Exhibitions

Thomas Lerooy Represented By

rodolphe janssen contemporary art gallery in Brussels, Belgium rodolphe janssen Brussels, Knokke

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