I am a Belgian digital artist/photographer based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
I have lived in NYC, USA for over forty years where, as a commercial photographer, I have covered editorial and advertising work that runs the gamut of still life, fashion and celebrity photography.
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My exploration of the virtual world is about crossbreeding digital capture with non-photographic software so as to generate a hybrid and mind-altering visual, a digital rendering that distorts reality and demystifies iconic images as imprinted in one’s memory.
My imagery is a blend of humorous cultural inspiration and commentary filtered through the alchemy of algorithms. The process has been referred to as Digi-Pop, a synthesis of Neo-Pop and Glitch Art.
In parallel my approach to traditional photography has always been about revealing the passing of time within an oddly shaped and jagged edged world where sudden mishaps accelerate the process as memory and fantasy are triggered.
Do not "look at how beautiful it is" but "look at what a beautiful thing it has become" and recognize as well as visualize the nature of the metamorphosis.
Both my visions of the physical and the virtual are about confronting the present and exploring the past while the future is left to the imagination
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself”
As the structure of my imagery is unconventional it suits itself to be exhibited in amalgamation with unorthodox materials such as metallic paper, wood, resin, plastic or canvas so as to create a frame without a frame.
Institute St Louis / Brussels, Belgium
School Of Visual Arts / New York, USA
The New School For Social Research / New York, USA
Long Island City Artists.org:
ART HABENS Magazine, July 2017
Curated by Josh Rider and Melissa C. Hilborn
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PUBLIC ART -
Murals for the Zipper Building located at 47-16 Austell Place, Long Island City, New York.
Commissioned by the Vanbarton Group, a privately owned real estate investment and advisory firm.
CAB Gallery, University of North Carolina. Protest Signs exhibition / Enough
DAB ART Gallery, Ventura, CA. Wait Again exhibition / Gun No Gun
ARTBOX PROJECT, Urbanside Gallery, Zurich, CH / Blazing Dollar
TMF Gallery Artist Prize #3, Switzerland / Rush Not video
THE WRONG BIENNALE No5. Project “it’s so simple yet nobody does it” / Rush Not video
GALLERIUM ART, Heroes and Legends exhibition, Ontario, Canada / Einstein + Gandhi
SWISS ART EXPO 2021, Artbox Gallery, Zurich, CH / Wonder Woman '21
BELGIAN CONSULATE, NYC / Ce n'est pas! (A Magritte Redux) + Water Lilies (A Monet Redux)
TMF GALLERY, Birrhard, Switzerland / Mad Surf + Mona Lisa Redux + Wonder Woman ‘21
LONG ISLAND CITY ARTIST.ORG, NYC / Marilyn ’21 + Wonder Woman ‘21
SEATTLE TRUE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL / “Apparatus Corpus” video
SURFACE GALLERY, Nottingham, UK / LUV U #3
ROCHESTER CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, NY / Mad Surf + Golf
ARTBOX.PROJECT WORLD 1.0, Zurich, CH /
Ce n'est pas! (A Magritte Redux)
MARIN SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, San Rafael, CA / Juror: Andrea Schwartz / Allegory: Bang #1
SURFACE GALLERY, Nottingham, UK / “Freaky Donald” video
LONG ISLAND CITY ARTISTS Spring 2020 Online Exhibition / Americana: Batman
SWISS ART EXPO 2020, Artbox Gallery, Zurich, CH / "Mona Lisa Redux"
BIGG@60SEC, Copenhagen, Denmark / “Freaky Donald” video projection on the outside walls of the Union Den Fri building.
FIVE POINTS GALLERY Torrington, CT / New Media New Music New England.org presents “Then What If” a video/sound pairing sensory experience / http://nmnmne.org/thenwhatif.php
THE WRONG BIENNALE / FU:bar/PAVILLON. Zagreb, Croatia / “Freaky Donald” video
KINGSTON POP MUSEUM, NY / Bang + Blazing Dollar + Enough + He Kiss He #6 + He Kiss She #3 + She kiss She #1
SWISS ART EXPO 2019, Artbox Gallery, Zurich, CH / Allegory: Blazing Dollar
ROCHESTER CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, NY / RoCo6x6 / Allegory: Clown #7 + Clown #1
TRESTLE GALLERY, Brooklyn, NY / Small works 2019 curated by Will Hutnick / Allegory: Blazing Dollar
FIRE GALLERY @PLAXALL / "Plastique 4". Thermoforming exhibition sponsored by Plaxall Inc, LIC and curated by William Garret. / Various 3D versions of Mickey, Donald Duck and Angry Clown.
THE FACTORY GALLERY, LIC, NY / Icons: Fake Donald / Americana: Mouse #3 / Allegory: Blazing dollar
BASEL ART WEEK, MIAMI, Artbox Gallery / Gun No Gun
PLAXALL GALLERY, LIC, NY / "Drink Me, Taste Me" curated by Norma Homberg / Americana : Alice #3
BORTOLOMI GALLERY, NYC / "Postcard from the Edge" Visual Aid Benefit / Sensual: He Kiss She #6
PLAXALL GALLERY, LIC, NY / "Pairings" curated by Nancy Gesimondo / Allegory: Roaring Tempest
PLAXALL GALLERY, LIC, NY / "Fever" curated by Ivana Larrosa and Cristian Pietraplana / Allegory: Irate Skies
PLAXALL GALLERY, Long Island City, NYC / “Yours and Always, Only Yours" curated by Sharon Taylor / Sensual: Ecstasy #1
ENABLE BASIN EVENT SPACE, Long Island City, NYC / “Plastique 3”. Sponsored by Plaxall Inc, LIC and curated by William Garret. / Icon: Angry Clown + 3D-thermoformed quadriptych.
BWAC Wide Open 9, Brooklyn, NYC / Juror Carmen Hermo curatorial staffer at the Brooklyn Museum / Icon: He Kiss He #2
PLAXALL GALLERY, Long Island City, NYC / "Spring Exhibition" curated by Edjo Wheeler / Icons: Enough #2 + Bang #1
THE FACTORY GALLERY, Long Island City, NYC / "Dream Electric" curated by Jason Artiga / Icons: Lemme #4 + Prince #4 + Ramones #3
THE WRONG BIENNALE / HOMEOSTATIS LAB PAVILLON, Zagreb, Croatia / “Dizzy Mickey” video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_W84mqJTcMTE
THE FACTORY GALLERY, Long Island City, NYC / Exposure curated by Tessa Kennedy / Icons: Bloody Valentine + He Kiss He #6 + He Kiss She #3 + She Kiss She #1
GALLERY 524, NYC / “Postcard from the Edge” Visual Aids Benefit / Icon: Dollar #4
SOLO EXHIBITION @ ATTITUDE ART GALLERY, Brussels, Belgium / Icons Celebrity and Americana
PLAXALL GALLERY, Long Island City, NYC / Icons: Skin to Skin #1, #2, #3
ANDREW EDLIN GALLERY, NYC / "Et Tu Art Brute?" Curator: Jamie Stern / Icons: Marilyn #3
MENEN CULTURAL CENTER, Menen, Belgium / Lee Ranaldo "Lost Ideas" Festival. Curator: Jan Van Woensel / Tears #17
PLAXALL GALLERY, Long Island City, NYC / Icons: Mickey #1 + Dollar #4 + Flora #2
THE LOCAL, Long Island city, NY / Curators June Kosloff & Bernard Stote / Icons: Wonder Woman + Dart Vader
ENABLE BASIN EVENT SPACE, Long Island City, NY / “Plastique 2”. Curator: William Garret. Sponsor Plaxall Inc, LIC. / Icons: Donald Duck + 3D-thermoform triptych.
ROCHESTER CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, NY / Icons: Mickey #1 + Donald Duck
FOUNTAIN STREET FINE ART GALLERY, BOSTON, MA / Icons: Liberty #1
PLAXALL GALLERY, Long Island City, NYC. “8 Loves Exhibition” / Icons: He Kiss He #2 + He Kiss She #6 + She Kiss She #4
METRO PICTURES, NY / “Postcard from the Edge” Visual Aids Benefit / Icons: Warhol #4
MATTED LIC GALLERY / Icons: various
AKC Medica and Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia / Icons: Mickey #1, Mac & Cheese #1
uBe Art GALLERY, Berkeley, CA / Still life: Past, Present, Future / Icons: Nice Day
ENABLE BASIN EVENT SPACE, Long Island City, NY / "Plastique 1". Curator: William Garret. Sponsor Plaxall Inc, LIC. / Icons: Mickey #1 + 3D-thermoform triptych.
PIERRO GALLERY, South Orange, New Jersey / Curators: Meghan Maloney and Wannita Makaroon, Seton Hall University / Icons: various
LOCAL PROJECT, Long Island City, NYC / Curator: John Baber / Icons: Burger #5 + Mac & Cheese #1
SIKKEMA JENKINS & Co, NYC / “Postcard from the Edge” Visual Aids Benefit / Icons: Warhol #4
ASTORIA ART FESTIVAL, Queens, NYC / Icons: various
CREATIVE ART WORKSHOP, New Haven, CT / Curator: George Fifield Director of Boston Cyberarts / Icons: Edward Snowden
ROCHESTER CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, NY / Icons: Liberty#1 + Flag #3
PAPER FACTORY HOTEL, LIC, NYC – Exit No Exit # 28 + #32 + #42
ATLANTIC GALLERY – Chelsea, NYC / Flora: Bloom #4” + #5
LUHRING AUGUSTINE GALLERY – Chelsea, NYC / “Postcard from the Edge” Visual Aids Benefit / Icons: Liberty, Brooklyn
LOCAL PROJECT – LIC, NYC / “Winter Secrets” / street picture of oddities
LOS ANGELES CENTER FOR DIGITAL ARTS – LA / Self #1
CHARLES KRAUSE FINE ARTS – Washington DC / “Lines Drawn”: Chill #05” + #33 + #44
DARKROOM GALLERY – Vermont / “Wheels”: “Smash #04” + “Crash #57”
DARKROOM GALLERY – Vermont / “Blue”: Crash #45
EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY / “Me, Myself & I”: various Self Portraits
LOS ANGELES CENTER FOR DIGITAL ARTS, LA / Exit No Exit #03” + #28 + #42
ROCHESTER CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, NY / Crash #60” + #11
T GALLERY, Denver, CO / Crash #21
LUHRING AUGUSTINE GALLERY / “Postcard from the Edge”: Crush #23
LOS ANGELES CENTER FOR DIGITAL ART / Crash #81
CURATE NYC – Guest curator Jim Steranko: Crash #60
LOFT 594 Gallery – Brooklyn, NY / “A Different View of Home”: Crush
GAUDI’S CASA BATTLO INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE – Barcelona, Spain / Crash & Slash
TREVISAN INTERNATIONAL ART ESPOSITORI – Bologna, Italy / Crash
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH – Washington / “A Call to Arms”: Shatter
DIEGO SALAZAR GALLERY – LIC, NY / Crash & Shatter
CHARLES KRAUSE FINE ARTS – Washington / “The Newtown Project”: Shatter
DIEGO SALAZAR GALLERY – Long Island City, NY / Crash & Slash
CATHEDRAL ARTS FESTIVAL – Jersey City, NJ / Crush
PARALLAX ART FAIR – SoHo, NYC / Crash & Crush
M55Art GALLERY – Long Island City, NY / “In The Place We Live”: Crash
SPACEWOMB GALLERY – Long Island City, NY / Crash Video loop
STERLING BANK – LIC, NY / Crush
ART TAKES TIME SQUARE – NYC, NY / Crash #96 billboard
ART PLUS GALLERY / Long Island City, NY / “10x10”
GOTHAM CENTER – Long Island City, NY / Crash & Slash
ATLANTIC GALLERY – Chelsea, NYC / Crash
SPACE GALLERY – Long Island City, NY / “A Sense Of Place”
M55ART GALLERY – Long Island City, NY / “In The Place We Live”
MANHATTAN VIEW, Holiday Inn – LIC, NY / “Local Connections”
St. PETERS CHURCH – Chelsea, NYC / “Our Silent Canvas”
LITM GALLERY – Jersey City, NJ / “Emerge”
LITM GALLERY – Jersey City, NJ / “Little Wonders”
SPACEWOMB GALLERY / Long Island City, NY / “Postcards”
LITM GALLERY – Jersey city, NJ / “Superstition”
H2K GALLERY – Chelsea, NYC / “Celebrity portraits”
NEUILLY CENTER – Paris , France / “Cadavres Exquis”: Crush
- TIMES LEDGER Nov 2016. "LIC artists’ talent @ Matted exhibition.
*FLOAT PHOTO MAGAZINE September 2016. Icons: Mickey #1 or Dizzy Mickey published in
- QNS Magazine, May 2016. "Icons"
- BORO Magazine, November 2015. "Icons"
- TIMES LEDGER, 2013: “Astoria photographer turns destruction into works of art”
- Art Takes Times Square 2012: ArtistsWanted.org, US / “Crash #70”
- The New Collectors Book 2012: Basak Malone, US / “Tear #17”
- Sixth Annual B&W Spider Awards 2011 – England / “Crush #96
- NYC Arts! blog:
EDITORIAL & ASSIGNMENT WORK – visit: http://jmguyaux.com
Look Now – London, England / Nineteen – London, England / Vogue France – Paris, France / Biba – Paris, France / Votre Beauté – Paris, France / Vogue Belleza – Milan, Italy / Lei Glamour – Milan, Italy /
See YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XMzWRKsUkg&t=7s
Roundabout Theater Company / Lincoln Center Theater / New York City Opera / Manhattan Theater Club / Playwrights Horizon / Big Apple Circus