André Stas

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48 x 60 cm
Purchase SPACE Liege
Acquisition: 2003
Location: Liege-Musée des Beaux-Arts

For thirty odd years, André Stas has been assiduously engaged in the practice of collage in parallel with his abundant written production. A heterogeneous and fastidious bookworm and member of the College of Pataphysics, he combines images by mixing repertoires. In this field, everything is left to chance by the scissors of this “godless and lawless, impish joker” (Thomas Gutt), relentlessly rifling through junk, unearthing old etchings and books, photographs, women’s magazines, porno mags, masterpieces and popular images and press headlines and articles, that he then plays around with, breaks down, mixes up and shamelessly shreds, before reassigning it all an identity that shakes up both reality and one’s sense of decorum. (Julie Hanique - Alain Delaunois)


Lives and works in Spa, Belgium