biography & press
Gert Robijns (b. Sint-Truiden, Belgium, 1972) first attended the Hogeschool Sint Lukas Brussel from 1992-1996 and then did further research in the department of fine arts of the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht (NL). Later he participated in two artists residency programmes: the PS1, New York, and the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. Since 2001 he has been visiting lecturer at KASK in Ghent.
Over the course of his career, Gert Robijns has crafted extraordinary and unfamiliar compositions, ambitious and sometimes outlandish versions of things we know to be familiar. Dislodging everyday objects from their traditional frameworks, Robijns simultaneously deconstructs the quotidian from its contexts while foregrounding poetic dimensions that can be found just beneath the surface of his chosen subjects.