Gijsbert Wouter Wahl is an artist-philosopher. He studied Fine Art at the Royal Academy in the Hague, and Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, with a main interest in Metaphysics & Philosophy of Language. His works aim to reveal the structure which gave rise to human language, thought and vision. As this structure is not the statistics of its contents, nor its grammar, nor any of the specific things said with it, its shape can only be brought to light by speaking in tongues. Or, alternatively, by turning Plato’s Cave inside-out. Gijs Wahl’s work is the sensuous manifestation of such an act. Using himself as the medium, it can be expressed in any kind of media.
Gijs is currently working on a book and exhibit about alchemic toddlers, Rumpelstiltskin and the final stages of language.