Koen de Vries
Gevonden gezichten

After I had seen the mourning figures in the Völkerslacht Denkmal in Leipzig, this work was created. The war comes back in my images from time to time. But because of the way in which I design female portraits, this is less common with these sculptures.  This image reminds me of Munch’s Skrik (The Scream) but this scare is different. I see the madness of existential violence that goes with war. The mind spins around like a runaway slot machine, looking for something to hold on to.