herman de vries

° 1931

Born in Alkmaar (Netherlands).

herman de vries (1931, the Netherlands, lives in Germany) studies horticulture before becoming an artist in the early 1950s, starting with collages of found objects and gradually becoming more informal and abstract. In the 1960s he is a co-publisher, with Armando and Henk Peeters, of the Dutch journal nul = 0. He also produces paintings and drawings with dots or stripes, some of them shown here. Later de Vries reintegrates gardening in his art. His walled gardens from the 1990s are at the same time physical installations – with real vegetation such as lavender or hops – and highly concentrated poetic images.

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