Erik van Lieshout | the artist




The artist Erik van Lieshout
Born 1968, Deurne, Netherlands.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Drawing, Installation art, Gwangju Biennale, Video,


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Erik van Lieshout’s installatie Happiness in De Appel in Amsterdam
Trained as a painter, van Lieshout became well-known in the 1990s for his expressionistic canvases and large-scale drawings which merge graphic images of drugs, pornography, and street culture with a range of media figures including Burka-clad women, Batman, and Snoop Dogg. In 1997 van Lieshout began making the simply-crafted sculptures and video installations that now round out his multi-media practice. Van Lieshout places himself directly in the center of his videos using his experience as a crucible to interpret the complex psychology of a nation grappling with immigration, tolerance, colonialism, and sexuality…


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