solo project: herman de vries
5 April 2021 - 22 May 2021
As the art Fair The Solo Project in Brussels had to be postponed to next year, we came up on the idea to show the planned presentation of herman de vries in collaboration with Art Affairs at Bradwolff Projects.
The Covid-19 pandemic offers us the possibility to look inwards and dwell on the little things part of bigger pictures. This way of thinking is one that herman de vries has always pursued, based on idea’s of ‘being’ and ‘reality’.
His work is characterized by the direct way of presenting, in which the poetry of the things takes the floor. At Bradwolff Projects you will experience his principles of structure, diversity in everything we see around us.
A famous quote from the artist: “everything is everywhere, only the environment selects”
Bradwolff Projects is situated in a courtyard, a small oasis in busy and urban Amsterdam. It’s a special place where the work of herman de vries fits seamlessly. It is a momentum to pause for a moment in the moving world around us.
In ‘solo project: herman de vries’ we show works on paper from the gavdos series, as well as drawings and graphics from earlier periods. There are also artists’ books and catalogs.
herman de vries represented the Netherlands at the Venice Biennale (2015). He was born in Alkmaar in 1931 and since the 1950s has been working on a completely unique, poetic oeuvre in which nature plays a central role. The emphasis in de vries’ work is on the disrupted relationship between man and nature, as a result of which, according to him, an important source of knowledge is in danger of being lost. Exhibitions of his work were on view in the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam and the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo. His work can be found in museum collections around the world.
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