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Thomas Lerooy

Can't Fly, 2016

The drawings and bronze sculptures of Thomas Lerooy leave no one untouched. By using iconography that features Vanitas symbols as well as icons from (art)history, he builds up complete compositions with a, notwithstanding, very compelling impact on the viewers. Themes such as death and mortality are elevated to a monumental grandeur and combined with a humour that is not unconditional. Thomas Lerooy thus takes a stand in a certain way against a certain type of Belgian art tradition. The quasi craftsman perfection of the execution, the anecdotal story in images and the relationship between the sculpture and its environment are the results of Lerooy's research into the aura and the appeal of images. 

Can't Fly, 2016
Disclosure, 2019
Embrace, 2015
Exity, 2021
Eye am, 2022
Fall For Gravity, 2016
I need you close, 2016
Leo & Paul, 2017
Mountain, 2017
Playground, 2017
Rock bottom, 2017
Two is a pair, 2019

Art in public space (selection)

Flanders Arts Institute

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