Jan Vercruysse

  • Jan Vercruysse

  • Jan Vercruysse -  Projects

    Les Paroles (Letto) VII, 1999

    Work in three parts, white colour on wood, silkscreen on glass, white acrylic glass
    140 x 54 x 90 cm each

    Vistamare/Vistamarestudio, Pescara, Milano

    Petit Palais

    Jan Vercruysse was born in 1948, in Ostend, Belgium. He died in 2018, in Bruges, Belgium. He is recognized as one of Europe’s most influential conceptual artists. His work seeks to identify and define its own philosophical place within a rapidly evolving world. As a student, he wrote poems, and began to consider artworks as words in a discourse, capable of generating a form of visual poetry. From 1987, Vercruysse worked mainly in series such as ‘Chambres’, ‘Atopies’ and ‘Tombeaux’, redefining the language of contemporary sculpture. Les Paroles [Letto] Vll is composed of three lectern-shaped structures, combining both flatness and volume, opened up to reveal sketches of erotic frescoes found in Ercolano and Pompei.

    Photo: Marc Domage

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