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Almine Rech

Todd Bienvenu Kill Your Idols

Jan 18 — Feb 24, 2024 | Brussels

Opening on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 5 to 8pm. 

Almine Rech Brussels is pleased to announce Kill You Idols, Todd Bienvenu's fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, on view from January 18 to February 24, 2024.

Todd Bienvenu is a prolific, seriously brilliant painter whose uniquely prolific brilliance is most exuberantly expressed when he succeeds in keeping his creative seriousness in check. At times, this regard entails cheesiness, cheekiness, tongue-in-cheek-ness, or simply butt cheeks. At times, it’s a matter of humorous cultural references or comical riffing. At other times yet, and on full display in Kill Your Idols, it’s an admixture of all of that within the context of new source material for the artist to explore. In this reverentially inspired, pictorially stimulating exhibition, Bienvenu mitigates seriousness by blithely skirmishing with art history.

– Paul D’Agostino, PhD is an artist, writer, curator, and translator.

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Selected artworks

  • Todd Bienvenu,                                      Smite Thee, 2023

    Todd Bienvenu Smite Thee, 2023

    Acrylic on canvas
    96 x 127 cm
    38 x 50 in

  • Todd Bienvenu,                                      Monster attack, 2023

    Todd Bienvenu Monster attack, 2023

    Acrylic on linen
    182 x 196 cm
    71 1/2 x 77 in

  • Todd Bienvenu,                                      Labyrinth, 2023

    Todd Bienvenu Labyrinth, 2023

    Acrylic on linen
    175 x 198 cm
    69 x 78 in

  • Todd Bienvenu,                                      Stairway to heaven, 2023

    Todd Bienvenu Stairway to heaven, 2023

    Acrylic on linen
    175 x 198 cm
    69 x 78 in

  • Todd Bienvenu,                                      Hell, 2023

    Todd Bienvenu Hell, 2023

    Acrylic on linen
    168 x 200 cm
    66 x 78 1/2 in