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Elzo Durt

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At the time (2003), I used to organize all sorts of punk and techno concerts and evenings. Very soon, I started being part of every scoop, every party and found myself making flyers for all Brussels. But it has never been my ambition to overrun anything. I am somewhat of a perfectionist for work, but at the same time I am a party animal.

Interview by Adrien Pontet, Les Inrockuptibles, 2017.

With more than a hundred exhibitions under his belt, dozens of projects and album covers, Elzo Durt (1980) is one of the most productive and most recognizable illustrators of the age. After spending a decade or so to impose a heavy and abrasive style consisting of creepy, psyched, hard hitting collages in the Brussels punk and techno scenes, he colonized the imagination of French rockers by becoming the flagship illustrator of Born Bad Records  and by creating his own label, Teenage Menopause.

From flyers to 4 x 3 posters, from squats to art galleries, his works grew gradually larger, more accomplished and above all open to different audiences. Blending experiences, he has worked together with labels (Carhartt, Redbull studio Paris…) and with the large circulation press (Le Monde, Libération, etc.) whilst always retaining the same vein: decidedly punk and DIY.

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At the time (2003), I used to organize all sorts of punk and techno concerts and evenings. Very soon, I started being part of every scoop, every party and found myself making flyers for all Brussels. But it has never been my ambition to overrun anything. I am somewhat of a perfectionist for work, but at the same time I am a party animal.

Interview by Adrien Pontet, Les Inrockuptibles, 2017.

Avec plus d’une centaine d’expositions à son actif, des dizaines de projets et de pochettes d’album, Elzo Durt (1980) est un des illustrateurs les plus productifs et reconnaissables de l’époque. Après une bonne décennie passée à imposer un style lourd et abrasif fait de collages creepy, psyché, et ultra percutants au sein des scènes punk et techno bruxelloises, il a, en quelques années, colonisé l’imaginaire des rockeurs français en devenant l’illustrateur phare de l’écurie Born Bad Records  et en créant son propre label, Teenage Menopause.

Des flyers aux affiches 4 par 3, des squats aux galeries d’art, ses œuvres se sont peu à peu agrandies, perfectionnées et surtout ouvertes à différents publics. Variant les expériences, il a collaboré avec des marques (Carhartt, Redbull studio Paris…) et avec la presse à grand tirage (Le Monde, Libération, etc.) en conservant pourtant toujours la même veine : terriblement punk et DIY.

Artist’s website

At the time (2003), I used to organize all sorts of punk and techno concerts and evenings. Very soon, I started being part of every scoop, every party and found myself making flyers for all Brussels. But it has never been my ambition to overrun anything. I am somewhat of a perfectionist for work, but at the same time I am a party animal.

Interview by Adrien Pontet, Les Inrockuptibles, 2017.

Elzo Durt (1980) heeft meer dan honderd expo’s op zijn naam staan, evenals tientallen projecten en albumhoezen. Hij is een van de meest productieve en meest herkenbare illustratoren van zijn tijd. Na ruim tien jaar aan zijn zware, ruwe stijl te hebben gewerkt via creepy, neurotische, schokkende collages binnen de Brusselse punk- en technoscene, veroverde hij in enkele jaren tijd de Franse rockwereld doordat hij het tot hoofdillustrator van Born Bad Records schopte en zijn eigen label creëerde: Teenage Menopause.

Van flyers tot affiches van 4 bij 3 meter, van kraakpanden tot kunstgalerijen: zijn werk is letterlijk beetje bij beetje gegroeid. Een zeer divers publiek weet het te waarderen. Hij valt van de ene ervaring in de andere en werkte samen met gereputeerde merken (Carhartt, Redbull Studio Paris …) en met de grote pers (Le Monde, Libération enz.). Toch is en blijft hij onmiskenbaar punk en DIY.

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