Les deux garçons’ it’s a duo of Dutch artists Michel Vanderheijden Van Tinteren and Roel Moonen. The duo met at the academy of visual arts and have worked together since 2000 at Atelier Les deux garçons.
They are always searching for perfection with choice of material and finishing. They make collages, paintings, bronze statues, free-style assemblages and, very prominent, sculptures of taxidermy (stuffed animals).
These are absurdistic, sometimes moving sculptures with materials they find at the taxidermist but for instance also at auctions and antique dealers. They frequently present animal sculptures witht deer, lambs, piglets and other animals as siamese twins or multiples and with attributes like toy guns, banknotes and perfume bottles which to them are symbols of fear, fate and transcience.
They obviously play with humor sometimes even morbid humour, but they also incite to reflection.
Their works are becoming more and more well-known and 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 and at the exhibition ‘bloedmooi’ at the schielandshuis in Rotterdam, together with names like Jan Fabre, Jean Paul Gaultier and Maison Givenchy.