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Duchateau, Hugolocked

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Belgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1938, in Tirlement (Brabant).

Painter, draughtsman.

Pop Art.

Hugo Duchateau trained at the higher institute of architecture and applied arts in Hasselt. He was a founder member of the Research Group in 1967.

He is regarded as an avant-garde artist of the Pop Art movement. In terms of both intention and execution, his work is centred around the production and the existence of objects: by juxtaposing the painter's tools, such as brushes and rules, and the marks left on the canvas by these tools, Duchateau attempts to describe the myth of the tool rather than trying to give a dialectical definition of the paint as material (as was rigorously pursued by Toroni, for example). He has taken part in various collective exhibitions, notably the São Paulo Biennale of ...

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