Harold Ancart, ‘Untitled’, 2015, Swiss Institute Benefit Auction 2015

Harold Ancart is known for his large-scale, site-specific installations and sculptures that combine painting, drawing, and paper ephemera, and delineate the architectural space where they reside. Untitled, a painting on paper, reflects the reduced scale, vivid color study, and loosening of form explored in Ancart’s 2014 solo show at Xavier Hufkens, Belgium. Ancart was included in the 2014 Taipei Biennial curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, and recently participated in Hans Ulrich Obrist’s acclaimed exhibition, “Europe, Europe.”

Image rights: Courtesy the artist and C L E A R I N G, New York / Brussels

About Harold Ancart

Harold Ancart combines paintings, drawings, and mixed media sculptures into large installations that draw attention to the social and architectural condition of the space in which the work is exhibited. “I like to envision exhibits not so much as a succession of objects to be looked at, but as tensions created between the various zones of emptiness.” The subtlety of Ancart’s interventions into space mirror his use of evanescent materials for mark-making; he incorporates ink, charcoal powder, soot, and dark traces left behind by flames into his works. Presenting concrete, epoxy resin, and steel sculptures alongside burnt found photographs and abstract paintings, Ancart displays an interest in biomorphic forms and landscapes.

Belgian, b. 1980, Brussels, Belgium, based in New York, New York

Group Shows

Harold Ancart — The Charm...
Espace 251 Nord, 
Liège, Belgium,
Harold Ancart, Michel François, Gabriel Kuri