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Gyz La Rivière (1976, Rotterdam) is one of the two HuMobisten and also works as a solo artist. Art started playing a role in his life when he started skateboarding in 1987. Skateboarding opened a door to a whole new World for him.

La Rivière’s work is about being restless, bored and saturated. He gets his inspiration out of the enormous daily amounts of images, infographics, logos and icons that reach our perception through our mediatic culture.

Gyz La Rivière arranges ‘time’ like a visual archivist. By cutting images from their original context and arranging them in a new autonomous one, he becomes the master of his own universe; using the images as schizoid puzzle pieces of hyper realistic media installations.

Gyz La Rivière (1976, Rotterdam), studied fashion design at the Willem de Kooning Academy. In 2000 he graduated as the first ever student without a collection. In 2002 he was awarded the Rotterdam Maaskant Prize. Recently he published Jan Hart, his fourth book.

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