Jos De Gruyter and Harald Thys
Jos De Gruyter (°1965) and Harald Thys (°1966) live and work in Brussels.
They have been working together as an artist duo since the end of the 1980s, visualising through their numerous artistic approaches, their imaginings of the parallel world inherent within the modern human psyche, along with how it manifests itself in the everyday aspects of life and civic conformity. Their photographs, installations, drawings, objects, performances and videos – steeped in black humour, (self)-reflection and overlapping reality, fiction and suppressed history – play with notions of the superficial and banal.
They have had numerous solo exhibitions at institutions including Kunstverein München, Munich (2017); MoMA PS1, New York (2015); Raven Row, London (2015); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2014); M HKA, Antwerp (2013); Kunsthalle Basel (2010); and were included in the Venice Biennale (2013).
De Gruyter and Thys are represented by Gallery Dépendance, Brussels.