b. Brussels, Belgium 1980
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York
Harold Ancart combines paintings, drawings, and mixed media sculptures into large installations that draw attention to the social and architectural condition of the space in which the work is exhibited. The subtlety of Ancart’s interventions into space mirror his use of evanescent materials for mark-making; he incorporates ink, charcoal powder, soot, and dark traces left behind by flames into his works. Presenting concrete, epoxy resin, and steel sculptures alongside burnt found photographs and abstract paintings, Ancart displays an interest in biomorphic forms and landscapes. His works can be found in several public collections around the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Beyeler Foundation, Basel; Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen; Yuz Museum Shanghai, Shanghai; among others.