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Herman de Vries in Kröller-Müller museum. May 20, 2009

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Herman de Vries is a Dutch artist (1931), who’s currently exhibiting his work at the Kroller-Muller museum that is located in a beautiful area of Netherlands, in the middle of a forest (yes, there are some..).

He writes his name in lower-case “to avoid hierarchy”.

,,Nature in itself is enough and must be enough for people as well, ” he states. He thinks that nature doesn’t have to be elevated to the state of art as it is beautiful and interesting in itself. He believes that humanity does to nature an injustice by making a difference between nature and culture or between art and non-art. It is not necessary to explain nature or to attach symbols to it. Anyone who observes nature attentively will encounter a wealth of ideas.

Samples of earth from all over the world rubbed on paper.

Poster for an exhibition.

One of my favorite pieces..

(zoom in)

artist, himself..