Alain Biltereyst: Geo Land
Jack Hanley Gallery
327 Broome Street New York NY
May 23 – June 22, 2014
Opening Reception Friday May 23rd, 6-8pm
Opening May 23, Jack Hanley Gallery will present its first solo show with Belgium-based painter Alain Biltereyst.
Biltereyst’s small works on plywood are concerned with everyday, contemporary life. The artist is inspired by geometric forms that he sees on a daily basis, such as logos on currency, advertising on the sides of trucks, and fences against a landscape. He strives to interpret this ‘Geo Land’ into works that are “as simple and poetic as possible.”
Formal repetition and color choices reflect the artist’s background in graphic design and fascination with commercial and other urban signs, where the lines between culture and subculture are blurred. Beneath the hard edge geometry of each composition, lies a painterly gesture, implying a depth in the otherwise flat composition.
Alain Biltereyst lives and works outside of Brussels. He has recently exhibited at Gagosian Gallery, Paris; A/B/Contemporary, Zurich; and Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona.