FRAC Limousin, FRAC Bourgogne, Synagogue de Delme, La Box, Bourges.
Hidden behind his assumed name is a troublemaker of an artist who has unfailingly lambasted the behavior of his art world contemporaries for the last 20 years. Deliberately standing back and observing how artists, critics, and collectors are perceived by the public at large, Ernest T. provides a truly unique historical and sociological commentary, covering all aspects of art and artists: experts and apologists, careerism and speculation, originality and the avant-garde, morality and scandal.
Born in Mons (Belgium), Ernest T. lives and works in Paris. The artist is as fastidious about his anonymity as he is in his examination of the world of art. Cupidity, pretention, romanticism, hysterical attachment (to the signature, to the hidden meaning of a work), nothing escapes his press drawings and their outmoded style, captioned and enlarged to the size of a canvas. His peintures nulles (useless paintings) (geometric abstracts in the shape of a T), his drawings "in the style of", his pamphlets, collages and aphorisms transform imposture and hoax in to an art-form.
Filled with humour and mischievously satirical, his work can be found in the collections of the MAMCO in Geneva (where he has been exhibited on several occasions) and numerous FRACs across France.
Micro-Onde, centre d'art de l'Onde, organised an important solo exhibition of his work in 2015.