Koen de Vries
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  • 2017
  • Clay

My ‘stamp style’ is a brutal way of working. Each stamp must be pressed into the clay with appropriate force, but this also deforms the previous impressions. After which the position must be corrected according to what the theatrical moment calls for. The meaning of the image moves with it and so a beautiful theatre passes me by. Sometimes you skim past images that you would really like to have but ultimately can’t get, like this series. And vice versa, you don’t know what you were looking for and it is already in front of you. As Karel Appel once said: “you just have to ‘watch it finishing”. Yes.


43 x 45 x 38 (cm)

Oplage: prototype
Photography by 

Rob Overmeer