At Art Cologne 2018, the galleries Berg Contemporary (Reykjavík, Iceland) and Galerie Jérôme Poggi (Paris, France) present a retrospective exhibition of works by Kees Visser, spanning from the 1970’s to the present. Kees Visser is a Dutch artist known for his abstract and minimal works. In this video, Margrét Áskelsdóttir (Director, Berg Contemporary) and Jérôme Poggi provides us with a walkthrough of their joint booth at Art Cologne and tell us more about the artist and his works.
Kees Visser: Works from 1970’s to present. Berg Contemporary and Galerie Jérôme Poggi at Art Cologne 2018. Cologne (Germany), April 19, 2018.
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For their first participation at Art Cologne, Gallery Jérôme Poggi (Paris) and BERG Contemporary (Reykjavík) have joined forces in showing a retrospective presentation of Kees Visser, bringing forth works from the 1970’s to the present day, exemplifying his continuous research on colour, language and display.
For the last ten years, Kees Visser has been widely considered as one of the most significant figures within recent history of abstraction and monochrome painting. Born in 1948 in Heemstede (NL), he is part of a generation of artists such as John Armleder and Alan Charlton, that dared to question the relevance of geometric art in the 1980’s. Consequently, it would come to be in Iceland, where he spent most of his time between 1976 and 1993, that Visser found unique answers to these aforementioned investigations, through serial, conceptual, but sensitive work, nurtured by his interest in nature, philosophy and semantics.