Thierry De Cordier Iconotextures

Focus Exhibition


Dieu, / c'est / une / soupe !

The series Iconotextures consists of twelve works: vast fields of 300 x 150 cm paper where blue ink assembles into a whirlwind. The artists presents a waterfall of text that links to absurdity definitions of God. Both definitions that claim and deny His existence. Oscillating between irony and the sacred, the words become the spiritual material (texture) of an image that, like an icon, materializes the invisible. Through this calligraphy of his own effusion, Thierry De Cordier reflects the absurdity that is the very idea of defining God. His Word turns to flesh. Blue as night, deep as doubt: the testimony of the inherent fragility of human consciousness.

Iconotextures, twelve drawings with royal blue ink writing on paper, around 300 x 150 cm by work, 2011-2016


Catalogue of the eponymous exhibition, this large-format book presents the complete series together with a text by Michel Draguet shedding light on this work with enigmatic title. Limited edition of 500 copies. The first 100 have been numbered and signed by the artist and are available exclusively at the shop of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

Price: 40 euros
Signed and numbered copy: 100 euros 

Author: Michel Draguet
32 pages
44 x 33 cm
13 illustrations

Two Fridays a month, we'll be organizing yoga sessions in the exhibition. Have a look at the agenda to reserve your spot!

Practical informations


Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Room Bernheim
Rue de la Régence / Regentschapsstraat 3
1000 Brussels
+32 (0)2 508 32 11


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Weekends: 11:00-18:00

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