Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL) is a multidisciplinary company that operates internationally in the field of contemporary art, design and architecture. AVL was founded in 1995 by Joep van Lieshout. The name Atelier Van Lieshout emphasises the fact that the works of art do not stem solely from the creative brain of Joep van Lieshout, but are produced by a creative team. Here are some samples of their work…
Cradle to Cradle, a mixed media installation is a self-sufficient system to recycle humans.
As a sculpture, l’Absence fits into the architectural constraints of the site. The result is a moving and living mass, with multiple protuberances, incarnation of an instinctive gesture, without any delimitation or any function.
The two bus stops Alfa & Omega in the shape of an egg and a skull are commissioned by Gemeente Dordrecht and placed at the beginning and end of the scolars bus route if not only symbolizing the beginning and end of life but also the process of learning and the scholars career.
Sculptures have been transformed by adding just a few items that changed them into furniture pieces. On one side furniture has been made out of human sculptures (the bodysofa) on the other side prints of people are used for several pieces (fossils, liquor man).
The head of the sperm can be entered, inside a bed and a small desk are placed. Darwin implies power, status, expansion and reproduction. It reflects social Darwinism ideas and the need for survival in all aspects of our lives, whether biological or corporate. The work was first installed at Scape Biennal, the biennal in public space, Christchurch, New Zealand.
View more works at the Atelier Van Leishout website.