Bouke De Vries

2 Tang soldiers

2017

Figure in terracotte del VII e IX secolo cinese, mixed media

40 x 13 x 12 cm

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Lavori

  • 01 Split Camel
  • 02 Looking Back
  • 03 Cocoon Jar And Fragments
  • 04 Orthus
  • 06 Delft Charger
  • Deconstructed Neolithic Jar
  • 09a Terra Cotta Red Army
  • 0107 Split Camel 2
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  • 06 Bust With White Delft
  • 08 Resurrection Jar 2

Biografia

Nato a Utrecht, Olanda. Bouke de Vries ha studiato alla Design Academy di Eindhoven e in seguito alla Central St. Martin's di Londra. Dopo aver lavorato con John Galliano, Stephen Jones e Zandra Rhodes, ha deciso di cambiare carriera iniziando un percorso di studi in conservazione e restauro della ceramica presso il West Dean College.
Nella sua pratica quotidiana di restauratore si trova ad affrontare questioni e contraddizioni riguardo i concetti di perfezione e valore: “la Venere di Milo è ammirata nonostante le sue braccia mancanti, tuttavia se una musa di Meissen perde un dito perde anche il suo valore”.
Per le opere esplose (ovvero “la bellezza della distruzione”), De Vries usa le sue abilità di restauratore recuperando cocci di vasi infranti. Invece di ricostruirli, li decostruisce. Invece di nascondere le prove della drammatica rottura dell’oggetto, sottolinea la loro condizione ultima: mette in risalto nuove virtù e nuovi valori. Le opere più contemplative di De Vries ricalcano le nature morte olandesi del XVII e XVIII secolo; in particolare i soggetti floreali del Secolo d'oro - intrisi di decadenza - tipici della sua città natale, Utretch (de Heem, van Alst, van Huysum inter alia). Incorporando elementi contemporanei, un nuovo vocabolario simbolico si sviluppa.

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SOMETIMES I LOOK EAST AND SOMETIMES I LOOK WEST
Officina Saffi
Milan, Italy
Opening: 23-01-2018

MATRIEAL EARTH II, MYTHS, MATERIALS AND METAMORPHOSES
Messums Wiltshire, UK
10-02-2018 to 02-04-2018

REVIVE, REMIX, RESPOND
Group show
Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
16-02-2018 to 16-04-2018

WAR AND PIECES
Installation
Belton Hall
Nottingham, UK
15-03-2018 to 01-07-2018

WAR AND PIECES
Installation
The Harley Gallery
Worksop, UK
07-11-2016 to 15-02-2017

UN-Damaged
Solo presentation
Museo della ceramica Mondovì
Mondovì, Italy
21-10-2017 to 07-01-2018

THE GOLDEN BOX
Installation
Croome Court, UK
Ongoing

WAR AND PIECES
Installation
Berrington Hall
Berrington, UK
07-02-2016 to 01-11-2016

FRACTURED IMAGES
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Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery
London, UK
10-06-2017 to 28-07-2017

MATERIAL: EARTH
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Messums Wiltshire, UK
12-03-2017 to 1-05-2017

THE HOUSE OF THE NOBLEMAN WITH I.P ARTS
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London , UK
04-10-2016 to 23-10-2016

PORTRAITS
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Collyer Bristow Gallery
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15-06-2016 to 04-10-2016

HOLLANDAISE
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New Art Projects
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18-05-216 to 09-07-2016

STUDYING HUMAN ACTIVITY THROUGH THE RECOVERY OF MATERIAL CULTURE
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Galerie Ron Mandos
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
21-05-2016 to 254-06-2016

ASIA-AMSTERDAM
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Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, USA
27-02-2017 to 05-06-2016

VERNIEUWD VERLEDEN, SIERADEN
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Coda
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
06-03-2016 to 22-05-2016

RE-REANIMATE,REPAIR,MEND AND MELD
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Ferrin Contemporary
North Adams, USA
13-02-2016 to 17-04-2016

MY BLUE CHINA
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Ariana Museum
Geneva, Switzerland
16-12-2015 to 28-02-2016

WAR AND PIECES
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Gemeente Museum
The Hague, The Netherlands
08-11-2016 to 06-03-2016

SKELET
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Beelden aan zee
The Hague, The Netherlands
30-10-2016 to 07-02-2016

MY BLUE CHINA
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Foundation Bernardaud
Limoges, France
18-06-2016 to 21-11-2015

RE-ANIMATE, REPAIR MELD AND MENd
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Bluecoat Display Centre
Liverpool, UK
10-10-2015 to 14-11-2015

CHENGJU INTERNATIONAL CRAFT BIENNALE
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Chengju, South Korea
26-09-2015 to 25-10-2015

SWEET 18
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Castle Hingene
Hingene, Belgium
01-05-2015 to 05-07-2015

FRAGMENTS
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Chateau de Nyon
Nyon, Switzerland
27-11-2014 to 12-04-2015

BOW SELECTOR
Installation
Pallant House
Chichester, UK
16-08-2012 to 22-09-2014

TAIWAN CERAMICS BIENNALE
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Yingge, Taiwan
02-05-2014 to 12-10-2014

THREADS OF MY LIFE
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Gloria Maria Gallery
Milan, Italy
08-02-2014 to 24-03-2014

RE-USED
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Galerie Ron Mandos
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11-01-2014 to 15-02-2014

OLD MASTER DIALOGUES
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Collyer Bristow Gallery
London , UK
10-10-2013 to 29-01-2014

Art SOUTH
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Southampton Art Gallery
Southampton, UK
07-09-2013 to 31-12-2013

ANDERS
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Historisch Museum
Haarlem, The Netherlands
15-10-2013 to 31-12-2013

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Outset Netherlands
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
18-11-2013 to 22-11-2013

THE MASKS WE WEAR
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ARTECO Gallery
London, UK
06-09-2013 to 05-10-2013

WAR AND PIECES
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Alnwick Castle
Alnwick, UK
26-06-2013 to 02-10-2013

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Hall House
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28-03-2013 to 01-09-2013

GILLES BALMET COLLECTION
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Galerie Dominique Fiat
Paris, France
09-07-2013 to 26-07-2013

WAR AND PIECES
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Charlottenburg Palace
Berlin, UK
04-04-2013 to 02-06-2013

PORTRETTEN OP BUITENPLAATS BEECKESTIJN
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Buitenplaats Beeckesijn
Velsen, The Netherlands
21-04-2013 to 23-06-2013

MONO NO AWARE
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Bo Lee Gallery
Bath, UK
09-11-2012 to 20-11-2012


VANITAS/CONTEMPORARY REFLECTIONS
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Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Moscow, Russia
14-11-2012 to 09-12-2012

BAD FOR YOU
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Shizaru Gallery
London, UK
09-10-2012 to 23-11-2012

NL-DUTCH CULTURAL POP_UP PROJECTS
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London, UK
12-10-2016 to 14-10-2012

THIS IS LONDON
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Shizaru Gallery
London, UK
25-07-2012 to 28-09-2012

WAR AND PIECES
Installation
Holbourne Museum
Bath, UK
01-09-2012 to 01-12-2012

WWF PANDEMONIUM
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Hyde Park
London, UK
18-06-2012

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The Korenbeurs
Schiedam, Netherlands
30-06-2012 to 09-09-2012

EARTHLY DELIGHTS
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Laleh June Gallery
Basel , Switzerland
12-04-2012 to 23-06-2012

Still life
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York City Art Gallery
York, UK
11-02-2012 to 31-01-2013

LOT”S WIFE
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Salisbury Arts Centre
Salisbury, UK
08-03-2012 to 17-05-2012

BETWEEN DIMENSIONS.THE REPRESENTATION OF THE OBJECT
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MIMA
Middlesbrough, UK
25-11-2011 to 02-02-2012

CRAFT, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ART
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Pertwee Anderson & Gold,
London, UK
09-12-2011 to 23-12-2011

CHEZLEGRANDBAG
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Art&Rapy
Monte Carlo, Monaco
02-12-2011 to 09-12-2011

THE RETURN
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The House of a Nobleman
London, UK
14-11-2011 to 23-11-2013

SIGNS (METAMORPHOSIS)
Solo Show
Gloria Maria Gallery
Milan, Italy
21-09-2011 to 14-11-2011

PRECIOUS
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Art at Anoushka,
London, UK
07-06-2011 to 07-07-2011

FIRE, WORKS
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Vegas Gallery
London, UK
19-05-2011 to 02-07-2011

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10-03-2011 to 17-04 2011

ROSE MEDITATIVE
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CONTEMPORARY EYE, CROSSOVERS
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Chichester, UK
02-10-2010 to 06-03-2011

QUESTIONS OF BELONGINGS
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Middlesbrough, UK
23-11-2010 to 13-11-2011

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12-10-2010 to 17-10-2010

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11-09-2010 to 28-11-2010

THE BORROWED LOOP
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Man & Eve Gallery
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01-07-2010 to 14-08-2010

A GRAND TOUR OF MY MIND
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Gloria Maria Gallery
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24-02-2010 to 14 04-2010

DECONSTRUCTIONS
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16-01-2010 to 06-03-2010

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Murmur Art/Flora Fairburn Productions
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COLLECTIONS

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, UK
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Ministry of foreign affairs Netherlands
National Dutch Ceramic Museum Princessenhof, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia ,USA
York City Art Gallery, York, UK
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK

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Deconstructed Neolithic Jar

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Bouke de Vries

Dal 24 gennaio 2018 al 14 marzo 2018