Hans de Vries ‘Works 1968–1975’
Hans de Vries
Hans de Vries concentrated on the study and registration of processes and appearances that occur in and are created by nature. De Vries was a close observer, an onlooker, an eyewitness, whose aim was to discern and document the relationship between man and his natural environment. His practice has been referred to as “micro-emotive art”, a term coined by the Italian artist Piero Gilardi. Micro-emotive art was art that arose from the interest in minimal sensations and experiences (micro-emotions) –the results of slow processes otherwise not readily perceived.
Hans de Vries ‘Works 1968–1975’ is De Vries’s first exhibition since he stopped producing art at end of the 1970s. It is a retrospective of all the publications and book-related works including parallel articles and essays about his practice.
Editor: Krist Gruijthuijsen
Contributions by: Hans de Vries; Krist Gruijthuijsen; Rotterdam Art News (Jan Donia, Gosse Oosterhof, Johannes van der Wolk), Sarah Maso
Copy Edit: Divya Ghelani
Design: Marc Hollenstein