Atelier Van Lieshout

Ravenstein, Netherlands, 1963
Lives and works in Rotterdam

Born in 1963 in the Netherlands, sculptor and artist Joep Van Lieshout was accepted to the Rotterdam Academy of the Arts at the age of 16. Since the early eighties, he has produced objects in mainly bright colored polyester, the material that would become his trademark in subsequent years. In 1995, he founded Atelier Van Lieshout, undermining the myth of the individual artistic genius. 

Atelier Van Lieshout has attained international recognition for objects that balance on the boundary between art, architecture and design. These encompass sculptures, installations, buildings, furniture, utopias, and dystopias. What unites these works are recurring themes, motifs, and obsessions: systems, power dynamics, self-sufficiency, life, intimacy, and mortality. Together, they collectively explore the individual's position within a broader context.

Joep van Lieshout | Humanoids | Miami Beach, USA

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