MARC BIJL
The Two Towers, 2010, Courtesy of the artist and Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam of Carla & Hugo Brown Collection, Amsterdam, Den Haag

Marc Bijl 
*1970 in Leerdam
lives in Berlin
www.studiomarcbijl.com

The Two Towers epitomizes the missing link between spiritual minimalism, radical art, and Marc Bijl’s personal interest in goth music, politics, and graffiti art. The black paint dripping from the top of two human size mirrors suggests crashing of the towers and in the process defacing the spectators’ reflection. Taking as its starting point the 9/11 WTC attacks and the endless debates and conspiracy theories they triggered, this piece is emblematic for the human ability to turn every disastrous event into an abstract idea of good and evil.