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Henk Visch


1950

Bio

Henk Visch is born in Eindhoven in 1950. From 1968 to 1972, he attends the Koninklijke Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving in Den Bosch.
Until 1980 Visch works only on paper. He sets up his drawings in a few pure lines. They often show fairy-tale figures, portrayed in a completely unique form language, who are surrounded by or busy with mysterious objects. In this way, Visch suggests acting which is self-evident for his characters, but he also lets them sink into their own world, which is inaccessible to the viewer.
Visch always tries to stimulate the viewer’s associative power. According to him, the visibility of the artwork is its strongest feature. Therein lies the power of the work, which in fact finds its completion in the eye of the viewer.
In 1979, during a stay in New York, Visch decides to start sculpting as well. The sculptures he makes since then – both small figures and monumental constructions of wood or polyester – unmistakably bear the signature that is also evident in his drawings, with their voluptuous, round shapes.
Visch represented the Netherlands at the Venice Biennale in 1988, participated in the Documenta IX in Kassel in 1992 and received various important art prizes. He lives and works in Eindhoven and Stuttgart.

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Werk

Untitled

1994
Lithography
64.6 x 50 cm

Untitled

1981
Four screenprints
29.5 x 42 cm (twice) and 42 x 29.5 cm (twice)

Dat wat blijft gaat niet voorbij

1985
Screenprint
91 x 63.5 cm (sheet), 75.5 x 54 cm (image)