Monday, 15 January 2018





Joachim Devillé (born 1978, Halle Belgium) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.











In the last 3650 days Joachim Devillé has mainly worked with charcoal. With drawing as a full-fledged medium he works on a desolate, dark and surprising discourse, in which empty, deserted architectural environments (empty luxury real estate, offices, industrial buildings) and landscapes occupy a prominent role. They are the tale of a disrupted society, in which the illusions of the unattainable ideals, nowadays mainly luxuriantly reflected in social media, are questioned cold-bloodedly.

This manifests itself on the one hand in charcoal drawings on paper and canvas, on the other hand in large wall drawings, usually of a temporary nature. The location-related wall drawings previously resulted in monumental works. They function as a snapshot of the architectural space in which these drawings were made. They intend to make the viewer aware of their physical presence in relation to the space in which it is located, of the perishability and temporality of the body, the "being" of both the architectural space and the spectator himself.

The earlier described questioning of the unattainable ideals versus the economic reality on the one hand, and the doubling of time and space on the other, are aspects that Joachim Devillé further developed into an absurd, utopian archeology. In these works he not only limits himself to drawings, but also extends the field to installations with sculptures, paintings, collages, posters, ready-mades and texts. Writing these texts led to location-related lecture performances for Art and Speculative Futures (University of Barcelona, and Centra de Cultura Contemporania Barcelona, 2016) and Nichego Ni (CRAC, Centre de Recherche de l’Art Contemporain, Brussels 2018).

He investigates the current social mechanisms that form the ingredients of an illusory spirit of the times, in stark contrast to the physical and socio-economic reality and happiness experience. In this way he creates a universe in which these social structures are unraveled layer by layer.



Joachim Devillé participated in group exhibitions in Europe such as Art and Speculative Futures (CCCB, Barcelona), A Touch of Character (Loopart, London), Prix Canson (Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux Arts, Paris), Belgian P(art) (de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam), Need and Error (ATP Gallery London), and S.R.N.D.P.T. (Tetem Artspace, Enschede, The Netherlands); 

as well in Belgium such as Hommage (BOZAR Brussels), Visionary History (University of Leuven), Group Exhibition (Yugen Ghent), A Belgian Politician (Marion de Canniere Artspace, Antwerp), D.Art (Mechelen), Manifesta 09 satelite show (St-Jansschool Genk), Arture #6 (Pastorie Herzele), 10 Years KVDM (Zebra Street Ghent),  A Silent Dimension (University of Leuven), Paradise (City Library of Leuven), and many others.


He created solo and duo exhibitions in Belgium and Europe such as Intervention 4.O.G (Rathaus Charlottenburg, Berlin), Deux Artistes Belges (Matrix Art Project, Paris), Inside Emptiness (Tentoon, ’s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands), Nichego Ni (CRAC Brussels), Goldberg Series ( University of Antwerp), Nothing Comes to Mind (LUCA Library Brussels), _Poem for a white chair and a black cat (Private Room Ghent), Snapshots and Minutes of Atomic Degrees (Mommen Brussels) and Une Absence en Appel (Hasselt).


works selection overview 2007-2018::







ADDD06 -2018
charcoal on canvas
50 x 70 cm





Snapshot Catelan / Not Catelan -2018
charcoal on canvas
50 x 50 cm




Mike Kelly Coming for my Daydreams -2018
charcoal on canvas
40 x 50 cm




Snapshot Vervoort -2018
charcoal on canvas
50 x 70 cm



Snapshot Sollewit -2018
charcoal on canvas
50 x 70 cm



Snapshot #IngeMahn @kunstverein_braunschweig - 2018
charcoal on canvas
40x50 cm







Exhibition view Snapshots
site-specific wall drawin
200x250 cm
2018




Always Somewhere Different (Florida)
Charcoal on canvas
100 x 160 cm
2017 



Always Somewhere Different (Nevada)
Charcoal on canvas
100 x 120 cm
2017





Territory Madness (no title, just a Thought) - 2017
mixed media on canvas
50 x 50 cm




An Afternoon Delight II -2017
charcoal on canvas
50 x 50 cm




Gate nr 3 -2017
mixed media on canvas
80 x 100 cm
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MOTinternational- 2036
charcoal on canvas
150 x 200 cm
2016




Nothing comes to Mind - 2015
Graphite, charcoal and Conté on Paper
70 x 100 cm



 

Fence - 2015
charcoal on canvas
50 x 70 cm





Stairs - 2015
charcoal on canvas
50 x 70 cm






Dyptich - 2015
charcoal on canvas
(2x) 50 x 70 cm







Beverly Hills - 2015
charcoal on canvas
50 x 50 cm

XD - Miami, 2015
charcoal on canvas
97 x 147 cm




XDS_07 - 2014
Graphite, charcoal and Conté on Paper
70 x 100 cm






XDS_06 - 2014
graphite, charcoal and Conté on Paper
70 x 100 cm







XDS_05 - 2014
charcoal on Paper
70 x 100 cm






XDS_04 - 2012
Conté-crayon, charcoal, negro & black chalk lead on paper
110 x 150 cm






XDS_03 - 2012
Conté-crayon, charcoal, negro & black chalk lead on paper
110 x 150 cm






XDS_02 - 2012
Conté-crayon, charcoal, negro & black chalk lead on paper
110 x 150 cm






XDS_01 - 2012
Charcoal & black chalk lead on paper
110 x 150 cm


XXX.i_05 - 2014
Aurora's Private Chat
charcoal on paper
50 x 90 cm











XXX.i_04 - 2013
My name is Kundt. Harriete Kundt.
Conté a Paris and pencil on paper
50 x 70 cm






XXX.i_03 - 2013
Honey Demon
charcoal & Conté on paper
53 x 72 cm






XXX.i_02 - 2013
Backdoor Envy
charcoal & Conté on Steinbach paper
53 x 72 cm







Berlin 1942 (VII)
An Imaginary Reserve (I) - 2011
Conté & charcoal on paper
100 x 160 cm












Berlin 1942 (VI)
Untitled Dislocation (II) - 2011
Graphite, conté & charcoal on paper
70 x 100 cm








Berlin 1942 (V)
Spy vs. Spy - 2011
Graphite, conté & charcoal on paper
70 x 100 cm








Berlin 1942 (I) - 2009
Graphite, conté & charcoal on paper
70 x 100 cm








Berlin 1942 (II) - 2009
Indian ink on Lana watercolor paper
28 x 32 cm







Berlin 1942 (III)


Untitled Dislocation (I) - 2009
Indian ink on Lana watercolor paper
28 x 32 cm







Berlin 1942 (IV) - 2009
Indian ink on Lana watercolor paper
28 x 32 cm





Location X.3 (II - No Ghosts, No Nation) - 2013
Charcoall on paper
150 x 200 cm






Location X.3 (I) - 2013
Charcoal and pencil on paper
70 x 100 cm






Location X.1 (I) v.1 - 2012
Graphite, negro, charcoal, black chalk lead & conté-crayon on paper
110 x 170 cm






Location X.1 (I) v.2 - 2012
graphite & black chalk lead on Montval paper
73 x 110 cm






An Imaginary Reserve (V) - 2011
Graphite, black chalk lead, conté & charcoal on Montval paper
152 x 320 cm

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An Imaginary Reserve (IV) - 2011
Graphite, black chalk lead, conté & charcoal on Montval paper
110 x 170 cm

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An Imaginary Reserve (III) - 2011
Graphite, black chalk lead, conté & charcoal on Montval paper
152 x 170 cm

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An Imaginary Reserve (II) - 2011
Graphite, black chalk lead, conté & charcoal on Montval paper
152 x 170 cm












NL.003 - 2009
Indian ink on paper
28 x 38 xm







BM.001 - 2008
pencil & conté crayon on paper
53 x 76 cm







BM.002 - 2008
pencil & conté crayon on paper
53 x 76 cm






BM.005 - 2008
pencil & conté crayon on paper
53 x 76 cm






BM.006 - 2008
pencil & conté crayon on paper
53 x 76 cm






BM.007 - 2008
pencil & conté crayon on paper
53 x 76 cm






BM.008 - 2008
pencil & conté crayon on paper
53 x 76 cm





BM.009 - 2008
pencil & conté crayon on paper
53 x 76 cm






BM.011 - 2008
pencil & conté crayon on paper
53 x 76 cm












BM.012 - 2008
pencil & conté crayon on paper

53 x 76 cm







Sinaï - 2009
Conté crayon on paper
53 x 76 cm 







Forever Poor - 2008
Conté crayon on paper
53 x 76 cm 







Untitled Meeting - 2007
Conté crayon on paper
53 x 76 cm 






Hotel - 2007
Conté crayon on paper
53 x 76 cm 








Checkpoint - 2007
Conté crayon on paper
53 x 76 cm 








Bridge - 2007
Conté crayon on paper
53 x 76 cm 







Inter-view - 2007
Conté crayon on paper
53 x 76 cm 








Cloître Rouge - 2006
Conté crayon on paper
53 x 76 cm 








Stairs (after Lynch) - 2005
Conté crayon on paper
53 x 76 cm 








Meeting (after Pasolini) - 2005
Conté crayon on paper
53 x 76 cm 



contact: joachimdevil@gmail.com