1981 - Brussels
Thomas Lerooy's drawings and bronze sculptures leave no one untouched. By using an iconography that refers to both Vanitas symbols and icons from (art) history, he constructs complex compositions with a nevertheless very compelling impact on the viewer. Themes such as death and transience are elevated to a monumental grandeur and combined with a non-committal humor. In this way Thomas Lerooy relates in a special way to a certain Belgian art tradition. The almost artisanal perfection of execution, the anecdotal visual language and the relationship of the sculpture with its surroundings, are the results of Lerooy's research into the aura and the appeal of an image.
Lerooy Thomas, Beauty in the shadow of the stars, 2015.
Bronze, patine, 100 x 400 x 300 cm
Lerooy Thomas, The Mask, 2011.
Bronze, 60 x 30 x 30 cm.