Erik van Lieshout

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    • Male

    About the artist

    Recent solo exhibitions include the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt and the Hayward Gallery, London

    Erik van Lieshout (1968, Deurne, NL) is a Dutch artist whose projects are multi media installations encompassing video presented in specially built video rooms/installtions, often encircled by collages of drawings and paintings.

    In his work van Lieshout addresses a multitude of contemporary socio-political issues such as multiculturalism, right-wingers, the position of minorities and outsiders as well as the modern consumer society. Van Lieshout looks at these issues from a radically personal point of view, putting himself into the actual environment at hand. But unlike a documentary filmmaker he becomes an active player in the action. By typically not adapting to the general behavior of his surrounding he causes many humoristic situations but also provokes strong reactions of others. Van Lieshout manages to hold a perfect balance between revealing his own vulnerable self and at the same time cleverly disclosing the psychological core of social problems in others.

     

    Erik van Lieshout studied at the Academy of Art and design in 's Hertogenbosch, NL and Ateliers '63, NL. His work has been widely internationally shown, featuring a large travelling solo exhibition at the Museum Boijmans van Beunigen, Rotterdam, Kunsthaus Zürich and Städtische Galerien im Lenbachhaus, Munich. Recent solo exhibitions include the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt and the Hayward Gallery, London.


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