GUILLAUME BIJL

Born in Antwerpen (Belgium), 1949
Lives & works in Antwerpen (Belgium)
Very active in: 80s, 90s, 2000s, Current decade


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Bijl is an installation artist who produces pieces that focus on the subjects of sexuality, TV, traffic, fashion and various aspects of public and private everyday life.

His first installation was of a driving school in Belgium in 1979. In all of his pieces, which are exact imitations of real life scenes, he uses ordinary found objects to stage our everyday environment. In this way, he highlights without illusion what life is about, he depicts the joys alongside the atrocities and obscenities through a presentation of its contents. He confirms that what he is showing is the decor of his own times.