Les Deux Garçons

Maastricht, 2000

Michel Vanderheijden van Tinteren (1965) and Roel Moonen (1966) met at the Academy of Visual Arts in Maastricht, where they graduated in plastic design. The duo, based in Landgraaf in southern Dutch Limburg, have worked together since 2000 as Atelier Les Deux Garçons.

The work of Les Deux Garçons encompasses a wide range. Always striving for perfection in their choice of material and finishes, they create collages, paintings, bronze statues, and freestyle assemblages. Most striking are their controversial taxidermy pieces, absurdist and sometimes emotive sculptural works made using dead animals and other found materials picked up at auctions or from antique dealers. With a feel for the weirdly theatrical, the duo challenge the viewer by presenting animals such as deer, lambs and piglets as Siamese twins or multiples, teamed with attributes such as toy guns, banknotes or bottles of perfume meant to symbolise fear, fate and transience.

Humour – often morbid – certainly plays a role in their work, but above all their pieces are intentionally thought-provoking. The works reflect on the consequences of life choices made in the past that can cast a shadow over the future. This explains the choice of a title like L’adieu impossible (‘The impossible farewell’), the name they gave to their first exhibition at Jaski Art Gallery in 2008.

Les Deux Garçons are becoming increasingly well-known in The Netherlands and abroad. Their works have been showcased at Milan’s famous Salon del Mobile design fair, at The Hague’s Kunstmuseum (formerly Gemeentemuseum), Schiedam’s Stedelijk Museum and the Ludwig Forum Aachen. They were also included in the ‘Contour and Continuity’ exhibition staged by three Delft museums as well as the ‘Bloedmooi’ exhibition at Rotterdam’s Schielandshuis alongside names like Jan Fabre, Jean Paul Gaultier and Maison Givenchy.

In 2017, Lex Deux Garçons were the subject of a television documentary by broadcaster AVRO’s arts programme Kunstuur.

 

Sculptures

Le Meilleur

taxidermy, mixed media
2022
20 x 26 x 17 cm
€ 3.850

Le Baron Von Munchhausen

taxidermy, mixed media
2022
10 x 10 x 16 cm
€ 2.850

Monsieur Churchill

taxidermy, mixed media
2022
20 x 26 x 17 cm
€ 3.850

Lucky

taxidermy, mixed media
2022
21 x 25 x 62 cm
€ 8.750

Maniaque de la Vitesse

taxidermy, mixed media
2022
24 x 30 x 28 cm
Sold

King Kong en Cognito

taxidermy, mixed media
2022
31 x 31 x 47 cm
Sold

La Course

taxidermy, mixed media
2022
17 x 32 x 20 cm
€ 3.900

Le Reveur de Nuages I

taxidermy, mixed media
2022
23 x 23 x 23 cm
€ 4.250

Le Reveur de Nuages II

taxidermy, mixed media
2022
23 x 23 x 23 cm
€ 4.250

Mademoiselle de la Valliere

taxidermy, mixed media
2022
21 x 21 x 32 cm
€ 6.500

Madame Recamier

taxidermy, mixed media
2022
22 x 33 x 25 cm
€ 7.000

Transfuge de Classe

taxidermy, mixed media
2022
25 x 31 x 34 cm
€ 8.500

Petit Pouce

taxidermy, mixed media
2022
22 x 33 x 35 cm
€ 6.800

Oui? Allo!

taxidermy, mixed media
2022
49 x 33 x 50 cm
€ 8.500

Le Chaperon

taxidermy, mixed media
2022
61 x 37 x 62 cm
€ 9.500

Le Reste Lui-même

taxidermy, mixed media
2022
8 x 8 x 16 cm
€ 2.450

LDG Le Jeu Sans Fin

Le Jeu Sans Fin

taxidermy, mixed media
2022
24 x 19 x 31 cm
€ 4.500

LDG Deers

La Vendetta

taxidermy, mixed media
2022
25 x 62 x 38 cm
€ 12.500

le faim de peau II

Faim de Peaux II

taxidermy, mixed media
2021
Ø 40 x 22 cm
€ 7.500

le plaisir charnel

Le Plaisir de Charnel

taxidermy, mixed media
2021
Ø 50 x 28 cm
€ 9.500

la première sécurité I

Le Première Sécurité I

taxidermy, mixed media
2021
20 x 22 x 40 cm
€ 9.500

le désir d'aimer II

Le Désir D’aimer II

taxidermy, mixed media
2021
Ø 45 x 18 cm
€ 12.500

le retour de désir

Le Retour de Désir

taxidermy, mixed media
2021
36 x 30 x 46 cm
€ 14.000

l'abstraction parfaite

L’abstraction Parfaite

taxidermy, mixed media
2021
22 x 24 x 34 cm
€ 18.000

le porteur de confort I

Le Porteur de Réconfort I

taxidermy, mixed media
2021
Ø 60 x 33 cm
€ 18.000

le porteur de confort II

Le Porteur de Réconfort II

taxidermy, mixed media
2021
Ø 58 x 28 cm
€ 18.000

le gardien du désir I

Le Gardien du Désir I

taxidermy, mixed media
2021
100 x 170 x 45 cm
€ 18.500

le gardien du désir II

Le Gardien du Désir II

taxidermy, mixed media
2021
100 x 170 x 45 cm
€ 18.500

au milieu du commencement

Au Milieu du Commencement

taxidermy, mixed media
2021
Ø 175 x 50 cm
€ 65.000

Afrique Contemporaine

Le Pas vers le Futur

mixed media
2020
68 x 50 x 60 cm
Price on request

L'allié

L’allié

taxidermy, mixed media
2019
ø 50 x 32 cm
€ 7.500

Piëta

Piëta

taxidermy, mixed media
2019
67 x 60 x 60 cm
€ 28.500

Pas de Deux

Pas de Deux

taxidermy, mixed media
2019
64 x 32 x 78 cm
€ 22.000

Nous-deux

Nous-deux

taxidermy, mixed media
2018
18 x 18 x 23 cm
€ 2.800

La Debut de la Fin

La Debut de la Fin

taxidermy, mixed media
2018
34 x 40 x 42 cm
€ 7.500

L'annonce du Nouvel Empereur

L’annonce du Nouvel Empereur

taxidermy, mixed media
2017
30 x 30 x 45 cm
€ 8.500

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Jaski Gallery is situated in the heart of Amsterdam’s Art & Antiques district, where we’ve been since 1988. We specialise in work from the CoBrA movement and contemporary art. The gallery regularly stages exhibitions and takes part in major art fairs such as TEFAF in Maastricht and PAN Amsterdam.

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