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herman de vries

gestes, 2017

11 photo prints of charcoal drawings, presented as leporello
13 4/5 × 9 4/5 in
35 × 25 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
€168
location
Wageningen, Zundert
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Galerie Wit
Wageningen, Zundert
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Charcoal drawings by herman de vries, as in the series ‘gestes’, arise when the artist is …

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Charcoal drawings by herman de vries, as in the series ‘gestes’, arise when the artist is exhausted. He sits down, closes his eyes, and when his thoughts have come to a rest he opens his eyes and gets up. He picks up a piece of burned wood, collected from old fireplaces in villages nearby his small home town of …

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Each leporello is signed and and numbered by hand on the backside
Publisher
kunstvereniging Diepenheim
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Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Netherlands
herman de vries
Dutch, b. 1931
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Early in his career, painter herman de vries (who uses all lowercase letters as a symbol of his belief in equality) embraced randomness as an organizing principle. From 1961-66, he was a member of the Nul Group—a cohort of artists that included Henk Peeters, Jan Schoonhoven, and Armando—with whom he produced wall reliefs, large-scale installations, and happenings that explored principles such as repetition and the beauty of everyday objects and activities. Later on, de vries’s practice became quasi-scientific as he investigated plants with medicinal and hallucinogenic power. This led to such projects as the earth museum (1976), housed at the Museum Gassendi, Digne-les-Bains, which contains over 7,000 samples of earth that the artist gathered from all over the world. de vries keeps beautiful journals that include plant specimens, drawings, paintings, and notes.

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Wageningen, Zundert
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Charcoal drawings by herman de vries, as in the series ‘gestes’, arise when the artist is …

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Charcoal drawings by herman de vries, as in the series ‘gestes’, arise when the artist is exhausted. He sits down, closes his eyes, and when his thoughts have come to a rest he opens his eyes and gets up. He picks up a piece of burned wood, collected from old fireplaces in villages nearby his small home town of …

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Signature
Each leporello is signed and and numbered by hand on the backside
Publisher
kunstvereniging Diepenheim
Image rights
Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Netherlands
herman de vries
Dutch, b. 1931
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Early in his career, painter herman de vries (who uses all lowercase letters as a symbol of his belief in equality) embraced randomness as an organizing principle. From 1961-66, he was a member of the Nul Group—a cohort of artists that included Henk Peeters, Jan Schoonhoven, and Armando—with whom he produced wall reliefs, large-scale installations, and happenings that explored principles such as repetition and the beauty of everyday objects and activities. Later on, de vries’s practice became quasi-scientific as he investigated plants with medicinal and hallucinogenic power. This led to such projects as the earth museum (1976), housed at the Museum Gassendi, Digne-les-Bains, which contains over 7,000 samples of earth that the artist gathered from all over the world. de vries keeps beautiful journals that include plant specimens, drawings, paintings, and notes.

herman de vries

gestes, 2017

11 photo prints of charcoal drawings, presented as leporello
13 4/5 × 9 4/5 in
35 × 25 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
€168
location
Wageningen, Zundert
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