De Hoofdpersoon (ed. of 14)
Edition of 14 + 1 AP
13 x 13 x 16 cm
- About the artist
Henk Visch (Eindhoven, 1950) is a Dutch artist whose work is internationally acclaimed, receiving several prestigious prizes and awards.
Visch graduated in graphics from the Royal Academy of Art and Design in 's-Hertogenbosch. He started exhibiting his work from the age of 30 and has since had a long and eclectic career. Visch is a multifaceted artist who works in a variety of mediums and has created a vast range of work including; drawings, graphics, abstract constructions to more recognizable public artworks sculptures.
Visch produces both heavy and delicate structures in an array of forms and sizes. His stylized human figures are often humorous and constructed from an assemblage of unlikely materials. He often combines language with images and anchors his visual work with poetic texts; exploring themes such as equilibrium and balance, vulnerability and transients play an important role in his work. In his own words, Visch says: “While making work there is always a moment when I think: it has to look like it has been pulled out of a swamp covered with duckweed and other plant deposits, like something that was lost and is returning. As if it returns from death to life. Something that only works in art…."
2021 “There were no empty chairs”, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerpen, BE
2020 “Panorama”, Centrale for contemporary art , Brussels, BE
2020 ‘“Listen to Your Eyes”, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, NL
2020 “ A Mutating Story“ , Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen NL
2017 “Henk Visch”, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerpen, BE
2015 “Henk Visch”, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, JP
2014 “Workshop at CAFA”, Central Academy of Fine Art,Beijing, CN
1992 Dokumenta IX, Kassel, DE
1991 Kunstpreis der Stadt Darmstadt, DE
1988 XLIII Biennale di Venezia 1988, Dutch Pavilion, IT