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Self taught artist, was born in1959 in Brussels, Belgium. He is the son of a political prisoner, jailed for years during the 1950s due to his refusal to participate in the French-Algerian War of Independence. Blanckartâ€™s other occupations have included working in a rennet factory, as a docker in fishing ports, homecare nurse for people with AIDS.
He is also a certified plumber. He participated in his first exhibition at age 30, in Nice, France, in a group show at The Villa Arson. He has exhibited in the US and internationally including, FIAC 05 and 07 in Paris, France; MAMCO, Geneva and Volta, Basel in Switzerland; The Royal Museum of Toronto Canada, The Swiss Institute-Contemporary Art, NY, NY 2003 & 2005. He is represented by Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels; Loevenbruck Gallery, Paris, Gallery Guy BĂ¤rtschi, Geneva.
Blanckart creates life sized figures from pop and high culture out of everyday materials: tape, cardboard, Kraft paper. Through these basic materials he constructs figures with exaggerated characteristics, making revelations about their personas and what they represent.
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