Leaving The House
Based on graphic designs from advertising, logos, and commercial signage, Biltereyst’s acrylic works on panel combine geometric abstractions with a painterly gesture. Largely in primary colors and black or white, the works reveal minimal but complex patterns that often play with optical illusions of depth and space. Their carefully calculated patterns of rectangles, lines, triangles or parallelograms stand in contrast to their free and unrestrained use of paint that leave traces of the painter’s hand in visible brushstrokes, irregularities, and underlying layers of paint that shimmer through the surface.
The seriality of their designed source materials is mirrored in their own standardized formats and imagery. Especially in the small paintings, the wood panels’ thickness underlines the paintings object-like quality. Referencing modern painting history while building his very own visual language, Biltereyst builds bridges between mass-produced quotidian designs and uniquely hand-crafted paintings.