Installation with works by Georges Robèr (1893-1969) in combination with a 22 meter long wall-drawing by Sander van Deurzen.
Van Deurzen, whose visual work has similarities with that of Robèr, became fascinated by Robèr’s oeuvre and started looking for all available documentation. It didn’t just stop at research. Van Deurzen also collected paintings and collages by Robèr over the years, some of which can be seen here alongside those from the collection of the Verbeke Foundation.
Van Deurzen decorated the walls in his typical organic handwriting. Shapes from Robèr’s early work emerge, as well as Van Deurzen’s archetypal shapes such as the pawn and sphere. Both artists use unorthodox materials, in this case, Van Deurzen draws with stove soot and wide sponges. The gray tones seem to hint at a nostalgic longing for Robèr’s time. It is also reminiscent of a dark period in Robèr’s life: the horror of the First World War, where he served as a frontline soldier.