BIOGRAPHY

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This is not a sphere man !

“I could say that I am the sphere man in a certain manner…but we could be something else than ourselves in two ways  like a crazy person who believes being the sphere man himself, or, as I think I could say, a poet who thinks like the sphere man…and this thought is not imaginary, but a concret one. I know that I am not the sphere man, but when my thought thinks like the sphereman…my thinking is the sphere man…”

Tigi Van Gil

 

Thierry Gillieaux known as “Tigi Van Gil” was born in 1966 in Brussels, Belgium. Studies at EPHEC and graduated in marketing, Brussels 1987-1989. He moved to Paris in 1991 to study Fashion at ESMOD, graduation in 1993.

Studied at Ecole de photo et de techniques visuelles, Ecole Agnès Varda graduated in 1998.He started working as photographer on 3 perfumes  for GIVENCHY OBLIQUE (Play, Forward and Rewind) for women, magazines, fashions catalogs and videos.

After travelling widely and working for ten years, back from New York and still imbued with the energy of the city he achieved his first personal exhibition in October 2009 at the Tigi’ s Lab Factory in Brussels and signed his first book of photos “SUPERPOSURE” published  by Michel Husson.

As a photographer and painter, Tigi transports us to his fantastical urban and contemporary world, whatever medium or technique  he chooses to use.

A world where the imaginary meets technology, abstraction and sensation, a slowed-down of expressionism or speeded-up of surrealism.

A technology that manifests itself in a interplay of filters and super impositions.Between real and unreal, he opens his world to another dimension, a distorsion. his work is constantly evolving, a poetic work in progress where he uses recycling glass mixed with resin and painting on his pictures, materializing the invisible.

His sphere, which is more than  a symbol, became in time his signature like a digital print.

The sphere gives birth also to the sphere man, away to materialize his art into live performance to reach out to people but also  to create his own super hero like a dream comes trough. As a child he loved to read at home MARVEL  and DC comics books .

This was the start of a new journey for him with exhibitions  and art fairs :

 2009

First solo exhibition “Superposure”  at the Tigi’ s Lab Factory 71 Chaussée de charleroi in Brussels for his brand  new pictures book “Superposure” edited by Michel Husson.

 

 2010

Shangai and the New York Biennial.

2011

A personal exhibition, “Toxic Avenger serial Writer” at the Young Gallery Knokke, Belgium

2012

New York Art fAIR WITH THE UNITED GALLERY

 

The Hamptons Art fair with the United Gallery

 

Ghent Art fair with the United Gallery

 

 

2013

Hong Kong ART FAIR WITH THE UNITED GALLERY

 

New York ART FAIR WITH THE VOGELSANG GALLERY

 

2014

BRUSSELS ART FAIR WITH THE UNITED GALLERY

 

VIDEOCLIP THE BIPOLAR BAND ” ANGEL COMES”

 

Hong Kong ART FAIR WITH BRUNO ART GALLERY SINGAPORE

 

BERLIN ART FAIR WITH BOULDERTON  GALLERY HONG KONG

 

SINGAPORE ART FAIR WITH THE UNITED GALLERY

 

2015

Life performance of  the sphere man & mark  Jenkins  pieces exposed at the Art context Miami

2016

EXHIBITION AT THE CHASE EDWARD GALLeRY THE HAMPTONS NEW YORK

 

2017

MIAMI ART FAIR WITH CHASE EDWARDS CONTEMPORARY  GALLERY HAMPTONS NY

 

2018

EXHIBITION endless summer  AT THE TEN GALLERY KNOKKE

 

Garden party exhibition at the Bshirt factory  Gallery  71 chaussée de Charleroi Brussels Belgium

 

 

Bshirt underwear  advertising

2019

EXHIBITION AT THE VISUS GALLERY  LASNE BELGIUM

2020

VISUS GALLERY  EXHIBITION  NEW lOCATION  ÎLE DE RE