20-something

Josse Pyl

27*, visual artist
@jossepyl

Josse Pyl examines the intuition behind our perception of the world, showing the machinery behind the signs and sounds who connect one person to another. His devices, drawings and objects can be seen as characters or symbols, all part of a story. Physical grammar from a separate linguistic world, making familiar forms of communication both tangible and alienating. Next to exposing his work, Pyl is teaching at KASK, the school he attended himself before heading to Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem. Between 2017-2018 Pyl was an artist-in-residence at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, where he currently lives and works. From September onwards he’s becoming a guest tutor at the new Approaching Language Master program at the Sandberg Institute there. Curious about his work? Come and visit the 019 pavilion during the Biennale van België 21-30 June at Floraliënhal or his solo exhibition at the Brakke Grond until 7 July.

Photos shot by Lonneke van der Palen
@lonnekevanderpalen

Biënnale van België / Biennale de Belgique – Opening Day
21 June – Floraliënhal, Ghent
free for members. Join here.

*Josse is 27 instead of 28, as stated in the magazine of June.