Alain Biltereyst

biltereyst.com

Alain Biltereyst makes work on plywood supports that refer to Geometric Abstraction and hard-edge paintings of the sixties. If these movements were about pure formalism, Biltereyst’s abstractions more 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 deliberate errors in the construction of form and the inaccuracies revealed throughout the process speaks to a cultural history embedded in both high art and everyday experience

Some of Alain Biltereyst’s most recent solo exhibitions include Geoland at Jack Hanley Gallery in New Yorik; Street Geometries at Galerie Van der Mieden in Brussels; Notes at devening projects + editions in Chicago; and Solo at The Secret Kitchen Gallery, Temse, Belgium. His numerous recent group exhibitions include Little Somethings at ParisCONCRET in Paris; and The Logic of Things at Galerie C. De Vos in Aalst, Belgium; Ice Water Flyswatter, curated by Douglas Witmer at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Philadelphia; That Being Said at Jack Hanley Gallery in New York; Precise Operations, curated by Alexandra Kennedy and Factor 44 and SECONDroom in Antwerp; Pages, Pages at devening projects + editions and Neue Stille, curated by Manuela Kleckx at Vous Etes Ici Gallery in Amsterdam. His work has also been featured recently at NADA Miami Beach, the Frieze Art Fair New York, Frieze Art London and Art Cologne. He lives and works near Brussels, Belgium.

  • Untitled (2016)

    acrylic on wood panel, 10.5 x 7.5 inches

  • Untitled (2016)

    acrylic on wood panel, 9.5 x 6.5 inches

  • Untitled (2016)

    acrylic on wood panel, 10.5 x 7.5 inches

  • Untitled (2016)

    acrylic on wood panel, 9.5 x 6.5 inches

  • Untitled (2016)

    acrylic on wood panel, 9.5 x 6.5 inches

  • Installation view, Not Just Because, September 2016

  • Installation view, Not Just Because, September 2016

  • Installation view, Not Just Because, September 2016

  • Installation view, Not Just Because, September 2016