Born in Antwerp (), born in Antwerp (BE).
The Antwerp artist Dennis Tyfus (b. 1979) produces a varied visual oeuvre that is not always exclusively intended for museums or to be collected or shown. As an artist, musician and publisher he produces and distributes drawings, paintings and graphic work, as well as video installations, sculptures and music. This range is expanded with self-designed posters, record covers, flyers, stickers and tattoos. His divergent practice is characterised by the artist's desire to maintain a great street credibility in combination with an anarchist attitude towards the formal contemporary art world. His painting and drawing work is a concentrated activity with a lot of attention for colour and composition. With pen and markers he creates colourful cartoonish drawings with absurd scenes or dialogues.
Text: Hans Willemse
Translations: Michael Meert
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Dennis Tyfus, De Kauwgumballenboom, 2008. Painting, acrylic on canvas, 205 x 304 cm.
Het middelpunt van de bel...
Vaast Colson, Dennis Tyfus, Het middelpunt van de belangstelling, 2014. Painting, oil on panel, 164.5 x 122 cm.
Bögens massageinstitut LP...
Dennis Tyfus, Bögens massageinstitut LP (Dennis Tyfus for Enema Syringe), 2006. Other, lp record.
Collection of posters, fl...
Dennis Tyfus, Collection of posters, flyers and other releases. Miscellaneum, various materials, variable dimensions.
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M HKA in het Paleis op de...
During the Cultuurmarkt (Culture Market), the M HKA is taking over the Blue Salon of the Palace on the Meir. This marks the start of an ongo
Show me yours & I'll show...
19 February 2016 - 29 May 2016.
The M HKA wants to offer an ‘open house’ to artists. They can use the museum not only to exhibit their work, but also to foster an interactiv
Sanguine/Bloedrood. Luc T...
01 June 2018 - 16 September 2018.
During the cultural city festival Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires, Luc Tuymans confronts the genius of Baroque masters with the vision
Salon de Peinture
17 January 2019 - 31 March 2019.
For those who were still in doubt: painting is thriving. In two M HKA spaces, the exhibition Salon de Peinture offers a picture of the curren
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The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public