Born in 1973 - Belgium
In his 10-year career, Frédéric Penelle gave printmaking an energy boost with his innovative practice. He created a body of work that is original, witty, fun and serious at the same time.
In the lineage of surrealism and black humor, his work is like a UFO in the contemporary art world. There are creatures of all shapes, reunited in bizarre zoomorphic bestiaries, strange machines and mass consumption; all these elements meet in a critique of today?s hazardous progress that creates hybrids and mutants about to get out of control.
Beneath this sensation of a huge mess , we can feel a science of remedies that fascinates us, a science of organs that frightens us, and Frédéric Penelle?s perspective that makes us smile.
SOLO & GROUP SHOWS
"Mécaniques Discursives", Mapping festival, Geneva (Switzerland), Bozar Electronic Festival, Brussels, (Belgium), Scopitone Festival, Nantes, (France), IMAL, Brussels, (Belgium), ShinyToys Festival, Mülheim, (Germany), ElectroniK Festival, Rennes, (France), Festival Nemo, Paris, (France)
"Modulab", Galerie Modulab, Metz, (France)
Galerie Anarto,Antwerp, (Belgium)
White Hotel, Brussels, (Belgium)
Slick dessin, Paris, (France)
Galerie d’YS, Brussels, (Belgium)
Second room, Antwerp, (Belgium)
"Golem et apiculture", CCJF, Brussels, (Belgium)
"Kastel War exposition", Galerie Bortier, Brussels, (Belgium)
"Expos plastic", White Hotel, Brussels, (Belgium)
"Elevé à la farine de mouton", Galerie du Botanique, Brussels, (Belgium)
"Living color", Galerie Frédéric Desimpel, Brussels, (Belgium)
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