By fitting together, selecting, Pierre Courtois is extending the boundaries of artistic creation. After all, choosing, arranging and proportioning are as much a means of expression as painting, drawing or sculpting.

In courtois' hands, objects take on new light. Through a series of subtle, even artificial, arrangments, the artist takes us on a "stroll" which leads beyond reality to a reordered, visually unsettling landscape.

A native and resident of Belgium, Pierre Courtois' original artistic approach bears the stamp of both the Conceptual and Environmental (Landart) movements, two dominant forces in the contemporary art world.


Excerpt from the Annual Report back cover