Long In the Tooth

Josse Pyl

As of 25th of May we present Long In the Tooth, an exhibition by Josse Pyl. His work is characterised by a visual interaction between the production and presentation of language. Pyl's drawings, sculptures and kinetic objects attempt to develop a new structure where both coded language and thoughts become comprehensible. 

Connecting language and intuition

Pyl's works deal with the performativity of language by researching symbols and systems that connect the individual to his surroundings. Human communication is reconsidered by composing structures of diverse graphic symbols referring to speech acts and unconscious thoughts, that unfold in time as a physical grammar.


For Long In the Tooth Pyl created a new site-specific installation of an assembly of pillars and clocks with relief drawings, placed throughout the space. The exhibition echoes the cyclical structure that forms our daily reality, such as the sequence of the alphabet or the numbers on a clock, continuously repeating itself. Following the circle of the cycle, ideas, narratives and fragments develop itself. Pyl’s line drawings represent thoughts through an interaction of visual and recognisable linguistic components, attempting an alternative way to organise and represent reality.

▶︎ Text: Helena Lambrechts
▶︎ We have created a new context program.
Dates will be launched beginning of May.


Josse Pyl (1991, Sint-Niklaas) lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied at the KASK, Gent and graduated from Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem in 2016. Between 2017-2018 Pyl was an artist-in-residence at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Pyl had solo presentations at 019 (Gent) and Annet Gelink Gallery (Amsterdam). He recently participated in group shows at Nest (The Hague) and Dash Gallery (Kortrijk).