School of Fish by Victor de Bie
School of Fish is a remake of artist Victor de Bie’s childhood home. In the middle of the installation, you will find a big
dining table surrounded by eight chairs. If all seats are filled, School of Fish is realized. The two embracing armchairs
represent his parents. The installation also includes a wall of paintings and drawings. For de Bie, this setting
symbolizes his family.
The table stands for a place to reflect on ourselves, to identify who we are and reveal our true selves that have been
hiding beneath the surface. Sitting at the family table is an introspective activity.
In this exhibition, de Bie wants to show the process he went through: the struggle, fun and the surprising results of
his self-reflection adventure.
About Victor de Bie
Artist Victor de Bie (Groningen 1976) graduated with a degree in fashion design from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie
in 2001. After working in the fashion industry as a stylist, fashion editor and casting agent, de Bie made a U-turn:
he left Amsterdam for Paris and reinvented himself as a visual artist. Today, he dedicates himself to his free work
and creates a universe filled with drawings, paintings and objects. He translates his way of experiencing the world
into his autobiographical works.