Jacques Charlier


Jacques Charlier (b. in 1939 in Belgium, where he lives and works) is a self-taught artist who has been making biting, radically eclectic work since the early 1960s. His process is defined by his critical and humorous approach to society, the art world and the current clichés regarding the avant-garde. Owing to his constant quest for relevant connections between ideas and media, he favours an interdisciplinary way of working which includes painting, photography, video, music, writing, sculpture, installation, comics and advertisement. His parodies of the language of different styles and periods underscore the qualities, contradictions and declines of dominant artistic movements. The result forces the viewer to continually revisit art history.