From now until the 2nd December 2013, visitors to 5&33 Gallery can enjoy unique works by Atelier Van Lieshout, centred on the theme “Course of Life”.
16th October – 2nd December 2013
Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL) is the internationally recognized studio of Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout. Joep van Lieshout started out as a solo artist, and rose to fame in the early eighties, producing objects in bright coloured polyester – the material that would become his trademark. In 1995 he founded Atelier Van Lieshout, leading a group of like-minded individuals in his search for creative and aesthetic solutions.
AVL produces objects that balance on the boundary between art, architecture and design. Recurring themes in the work of AVL are power, politics and autarky, as well as a fascination for life, its creation and its end in death. With this body of work, both autonomous and commissioned, AVL has attained international recognition. Over the past 25 years, AVL has had exhibitions at major art institutions and collections worldwide.
The works shown in the exhibition the Course of Life all, in some way or another, refer to the different steps and stages in human life. In some of the selected pieces, this theme is more explicitly visible than in others. These works all focus on the central themes of life and death, beginning and end, alpha and omega – and everything that lies between: the Course of Life