The Dutch artist duo ‘Les Deux Garçons’
are presenting their
their first retrospective ‘PURE’ in Maastricht at Museum aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht.
Sculptures of taxidermy, bronze statues and free-style assemblage show the diversity of artists.
Atelier Les Deux Garçons was founded by the artists Roel Moonen (1966) and Michel Vanderheijden van Tinteren (1965). Originally from Limburg the artists met in Maastricht and have been working together since 2000. The duo enjoys international fame with their sculptures of taxidermy, in which mounted animals receive human features.
With their distinctive and intriguing imagery Les Deux Garçons create absurdistic, sometimes moving or humorous objects, made with materials found at the taxidermist, at auctions or at antique dealers.
Les Deux Garçons present their deer, lambs, piglets, dogs and other animals often as Siamese twins with accessories such as colourful porcelain, toys and all kinds of useful objects. These symbolize fear, fate and mortality. In their creations, the artists shun no themes, whether it be instinctive, artistic urge or in the prompting by current affairs.
The exhibition is open until 6th June 2016.
For more information www.museumaanhetvrijthof.nl