The artists Daniel Dewar (1976, UK) and Grégory Gicquel (1975, FR) first collaborated as students and have been working together ever since. Their iconoclastic work violates the pre-established codes of sculpture and features a continuous physical reengagement with materials and processes through a hyperawareness surrounding the craftsmanship and tradition of the medium, which expands its reach in the process. The display of erudition and joyful anarchy is nicely offset by the many ways in which the often used references glance back at the past, casting an ironic shadow on the present tense in passing.
Recent solo exhibitions include Digitalis, KIOSK, Ghent (2016); Stoneware Murals, Etablissment d’En Face, Brussels (2015); La jeune sculpture, Musée Rodin, Paris (2014); Jus d’orange, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013) and Crêpe Suzette, Spike Island, Bristol (2012). Recent group exhibitions include Invitation au voyage, CENTRALE for Contemporary Art, Brussels (2015); Labour and Wait, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California (2014); Conjuring for Beginners, Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2012); and Making is Thinking, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2011). In 2012 they won the Prix Marcel Duchamp.