“Luc Fierens creates iconographic and lexical interferences through collage, inserting creative and subversive impulses of poetry: a clear and simple intervention that turns the work of art into a communicative guerrilla.” (Laura Monaldi (Florence, Italy), 2014)
Luc Fierens (born in Mechelen, Belgium, 1961) is a networked collagist and visual poet provocateur. His work emerged out of Poesia Visiva, Mail Art and Fluxist circles. Fierens’ diverse practice focuses on language/image as a raw material and the exploration of alternative forms of distribution and communication.
As such, he promoted a transnational dialogue prior to the inception of the Internet with his mail art projects (“Social-Art”, “Cornucopiae…”) and publications (Postfluxpostbooklets) from 1984.
Now, he continues his research with artists (recently an artists’ book in process with Claudio Mangifesta) from his “social architecture” with whom he exchanges, forwards, and directs art, and collaborative projects through the (e-)mail, and with whom he organizes performances, publications (artists’ books) and exhibitions.
His publications and works can be found in major archives (R&M Sackner Archive, Miami and Artpool, Budapest), libraries (MoMa Library, Rare Books Collection of the University of Buffalo), museums (MaRT (Trento e Rovereto, Italy) and KaNAM (Karuizawa, Japan) and several private collections (Fondazione Berardelli (Italy), Verbeke Foundation (Belgium)).