The New Mondriaan
“It is my intention to make poetic work and to be as simple as possible.” We have to admit, he's succeeding in his intention. A.T. Biltereyst's plywood paintings evoke a flashback to the Dutch master of modernism Mondriaan mixed with the Geometric Abstraction and Hard-Edge paintings of the sixties!
If these movements were about pure painting, A.T. Biltereyst’s abstractions evoke references to contemporary everyday life. The raw wood on which he works, the deliberate errors in the geometric shapes and the inaccuracies created while painting refer to graffiti art dynamics.
With a background in graphic design, Biltereyst is fascinated by the vividness and struggle of commercial and other signs in the public arena. A poster, a design on a truck, logos, ads out in the street,… all these signs are part of an everyday idiom, blurring the lines between culture and subculture. You can see where he gets his inspiration on his Blogspot!
Yes, the I Love Belgium team would love to see one of these modest, yet powerful, painting on our wall!