Philip Huyghe

Philip Huyghe’s work can not be summarised in one word. He is also not limited to a single medium: he makes photographs, videos, sculptures and illustrations. The common thread throughout his diverse work is the relationship between reality and fiction, fact and fantasy. A specific parallel world is created in his artwork; his origin always estabilshes the starting point.

Philip Huyghe (°1959) lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. He studied at the Higher Institute for the Visual Arts Sint-Lucas in Ghent, Belgium and at the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, the Netherlands. In 1986, he won the prize Young Belgian Painting. In 2001, he presented his solo exhibition Fistula in the Muhka Antwerp. His artworks were, at this time, added to the collections of the SMAK, Ghent and Muhka.