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Alain Biltereyst

Alain Biltereyst’s abstract artworks reflect his ongoing fasci­na­tion with the visual elements of urban land­scapes. Inspired by the vibrant func­tion­al­ity of commer­cial signage, includ­ing typog­ra­phy, logos, and adver­tis­ing graph­ics, his works offer a purely visual and mate­r­ial expe­ri­ence devoid of narra­tive constraints. Often created on small, object-like panels, Biltereyst’s pieces exhibit metic­u­lous atten­tion to layer­ing, surface texture, and specific colors and shapes, often presented as a series that builds upon each other.

Based in Brus­sels, Biltereyst high­lights the inher­ent beauty of every­day designs, such as manhole covers, fence patterns, or airplane logos. Working primar­ily on thick panels, he empha­sizes layer­ing, repe­ti­tion, and the recur­rence of specific motifs in color and shape. By isolat­ing and reimag­in­ing elements from adver­tis­ing and design, Biltereyst creates diminu­tive artworks that strad­dle the line between precious objects and frag­ments of design history. The care­fully chosen scale and painterly surfaces draw viewers into a crafted homage to the world of adver­tis­ing and design surrounding us.

Through his tile-like panels and more signif­i­cant works, Biltereyst cele­brates the conver­gence of histor­i­cal abstrac­tion with every­day aesthet­ics, treat­ing his source mate­r­ial with rever­ence and trans­form­ing it into cher­ished discov­er­ies within his artistic practice.


Designs by Alain Biltereyst (5)