THIERRY RENARD (Hasselt, 1951)
Thierry Renard uses already existing reproduction material for his collages. He cuts out, rearranges and reworks the material, moves structures and obtains new shapes. Out of respect for the work of others,
Renard never uses original works of art. Traditional methods are important to him. The proper management and use of materials and techniques are essential for the quality of his collages.
He worked together with Hugo Claus on an artist’s book “Goede geschiedenislessen of ABC van de Kinderheiligen”, in which 24 of his collages accompany the same number of poems by Hugo Claus. The point of departure was the images of children found in a German photo book.