Alain Biltereyst makes work on plywood supports. Biltereyst’s abstractions often come out of quotidian urban and suburban culture. Fascinated by the vivid functionality of commercial signage — typography, logos, public advertising, commercial graphics and billboards — and the struggles of that advertising for our attention, his paintings are liberated from narrative constraint to form a purely visual and material experience. The physicality of his wood panels, the errors in the construction of form speaks to a cultural history embedded in both high art and everyday experience.
Some of Alain Biltereyst’s most recent solo exhibitions include OH MY DAYS, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York/ TRACK CHANGES – Van der Mieden Gallery, Antwerp / NOT JUST BECAUSE – Devening Projects, Chicago / ELSEWHERE – Loods12, Wetteren, Belgium / SLOW, SIMPLE, SWEET – Brand New gallery, Milan / DEAR EVERYDAY – Nogueras Blanchard, Madrid.