Nihil Obstat or the longest night Johan Muyle is an internationally renowned artist, but his last solo exhibition in France, at Galerie de Paris, was in 1997. Benefitting from the art centre’s sculpture space, for a new personal exhibition, the public has an opportunity to discover the artist’s quite unique development. As the work is simply epic, an artistic adventure in contemporary art, revealing a critical understanding of today’s world and its people through documets, found and created images, objects, shapes and attitudes. Close to home in the Ardennais countryside or in far off lands, during his travels or surfing the web, Johan Muyle purchases chosen fragments of human activity. In his studios in Liège and Brussels, the artist accumulates his finds as detectives their possible evidence. Chosen morsels are placed in new sculpturl productions that privilege oxymoron metaphores as visual rhetoric. Initial readings of his work often surprise by their apparent familiarity, revealing tragi-comic accents, but this quickly gives way to the honed poetry shaped in his hybrid constructions, low-tech machines and robotic sculptures.
De 2004 à 2010, Johan MUYLE a réactivé un travail individuel et la production de sculptures motorisées composées d’objets assemblés (objets récoltés lors de voyages, sur les marchés aux puces ou commandés via internet).