ATELIER LES DEUX GARÇONS ROEL MOONEN & MICHEL VANDERHEIJDEN VAN TINTEREN
Both Michel Vanderheijden van Tinteren (1965) and Roel Moonen (1966) graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts in Maastricht in plastic design. That is also where they met. The duo, who live in Landgraaf (L.), have worked together since 2000 by the name of Atelier Les Deux Garçons.
Les Deux Garçons’ field of activity is quite wide. Always striving for perfection in the choice of material and finishing, they make collages, paintings, bronze statues, free-style assemblages and, very prominent, sculptures of taxidermy (stuffed animals).
Les Deux Garçons are becoming well-known in this country and abroad. Their works have also been shown at the famous design fair ‘Salone del Mobile’ in Milan, the Haags Gemeente Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Ludwig Forum Aachen, at the exhibition ‘Contour and Continuity’ at three Delft museums, at the exhibition ‘Bloedmooi’ at the Schielandshuis in Rotterdam, Museum Princessehof in Leeuwarden,
Stadsgalerij/Schunck Heerlen, Domein Sittard, Design/Meubelbeurs Milaan, Art Cologne Keulen, PAN Amsterdam, TEFAF Maastricht, Art Basel and Art Rotterdam.
Work of Les Deux Garçons is now shown in the Red Bull Studios - alldayeveryday - in New York, LKFF Sculpture projects in Brussels, Gallery Jaski in Amsterdam and Gallery Kunstlokaal DIS in Maastricht.
In 2016 they are going to present a big retrospective solo exhibition in Museum aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht during TEFAF.