Alexis Lippstreu

*1972, France/Belgium

Alexis Lippstreu was born in France, in Suresnes, near Paris.

As there were no suitable psychiatric institutions in France, he moved to Belgium. Since 1992 Alexis Lippstreu has lived in the Centre La Pommeraie in the Belgian region of Beloeil, where he works in the art studio run by Bruno Gérard. Alexis Lippstreu began to take books out of the library and copy works from them in his own individual style. He uses famous paintings as templates, recreating the subject content in a significantly reduced form. He draws with black or coloured pencils, creating very distinctive abstract figures, usually surrounded by broad shaded areas, which give the drawings a particular sense of dynamism.

Since 2000 his work has been shown in various different European exhibitions, including at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels in 2005. His works can be seen in the Collection de l'Art Brut in Lausanne, in the Art&marges musée in Brussels, the Museum Dr. Guislain in Ghent, the Musée de la Création Franche in Bègles, and the collection of Korine and Max E. Ammann in Bern.

 

Selected works