Thierry Van Hasselt was born in 1969. Founding member of the publishing house Fréon and later of Frémok, he is a publisher, set designer, installation artist and graphic designer. His first book Gloria Lopez, an obsessive study of a certain “virtuous Justine”, attracted considerable critical acclaim.
Seduced by the atmosphere and subject matter of his images, Karine Ponties invited him to participate in a joint creation resulting in a book and a dance performance. For his second collaboration with Ponties, Holeulone, Van Hasselt produced an animated film to integrate with the performance and the dancers’ movements.
The work of Van Hasselt rejoices in the material: ground up, rubbed, diluted, whether it be the velvety blackness of the aquarelle pencil, the black ink of monotype, or the colourful acidity of oil paint in his project: La petite main.