Henk Visch “At the Edges of the Cultivated Land”

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[Image: Henk Visch "Cosmic dance #1 : the dream of the sea is a ship" (2018) bronze, wood, paper, h 90 cm]

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“At the Edges of the Cultivated Land,” the Dutch artist Henk Visch’s seventh solo show with the gallery, includes 12 sculptures and 20 drawings. For sculptural works he incorporates bronze, aluminum, iron, copper, wood, glass, polyester, fabric, and even ready-made goods such as electric motors and miniature models. With such an eclectic choice of materials, Visch creates unique and somewhat uncanny human figures with smooth, liquid-like contours evolved out of his contemplative, inner psychic journey and his tactile sense of the outer world.

“I start with the foot,” he says, “in which I picture someone who’s asleep, and that’s how the form comes into being. While slowly continuing, I notice it wakes up with a start, or it might behave like a teenager who doesn’t want to get out of bed.” The artist immerses himself in this vast imaginative inner space, “the ever-present abyss,” according to correspondence between Visch and his friend the artist Yoshitomo Nara. The exhibition is held under the auspices of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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from May 25, 2018 to July 14, 2018
Open until 22:00 on May 26 for Roppongi Art Night.

Opening Reception on 2018-05-26 from 18:00 to 20:00

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Henk Visch

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