Johan Muyle, the most Indian Belgian artist!
Johan Muyle was born in Charleroi in 1956 and lives and works in Liège and Brussels. His exhibitions in private galleries and public art centres throughout Europe and his participation at international contemporary art fairs and biennials make him an artist who is representative of the visual arts scene in Belgium.
Between 1985 and 1994, Johan Muyle primarily produced animated sculptures of assemblages which were presented in galleries and at international art fairs in Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal.
Between 1995 and 2004, the artist decided to work in a new studio on publicly commissioned monumental installations and leave the world of private galleries. He mainly creates installations composed of animated monumental paintings with the collaboration of poster artists from Chennai in India. The sculptor is passionate about India, which is part of his "great world studio". He works with Indian poster artists or assembles objects found and bought there to make unique, ironic and meaningful sculptures. In total, the artist has made 22 trips to southern India, where he has spent a total of 4 years of his life. For ten years, the public have experienced his large animated fresco at the bus station of the Gare du Nord in Brussels "I promise you a miracle" (2003).
Since the end of 2004, Muyle has revived an individual work and the production of motorised sculptures made up of assembled objects collected during his travels, at flea markets or ordered from the internet. In these recent works he takes a singular critical look at the human condition, the radicalisation of religions, the disappearance of collective utopias and current affairs.