Les Artistes

"Joung Collectors" september - december 2013, "Inner Journeys" april - june 2013

Born in 1980 in Belgium. Lives and works in New York and Brussels.

Harold Ancart’s works on paper, wall drawings and sculptural installations derive from a principle of immediacy, usually associated with conventional drawing. He is interested in drawing because it is never completely finished; for him it is typically a work in progress. “Drawing is the first step of an idea’s embodiment,” he says; first, there is the idea, then, the drawing, and, at last, the object. His practice is set between figuration and abstraction, planning and intuition. Ancart has a preference for working in situ, because it allows his creative process to spontaneously engage with and interfere in the structure, proportions, situation and surface of a space.