traces, 2011, charcoal on paper,61 x 84 cm
blätter aus dem nördlichen steigerwald, 2015/201, natural preserved leaves, 103 x 143 cm
from earth:türkiye, earth pigments, 103 x 143 cm

herman de vries

In 2015, herman de vries (b. 1931) represented the Netherlands at the Venice Biennial with a very well-received solo show. Already revered for decades by other artists and connoisseurs, the show in the Rietveld Pavilion effectively introduced his work to a much wider audience. herman de vries, who initially belonged to the Dutch NUL movement which followed similar objectives to ZERO, changed his artistic concept at the end of the 1960s. Since then he has chosen to focus on the totality and...  [more]