About the artist: Bouke de Vries (gallery artist)
The Dutch artist Bouke de Vries (1960, Utrecht NL) is best known for his tactile, poetic sculptures in ceramics. He
studied design and has a background in restoration. In the porcelain universe, seemingly antithetical concepts
such as beauty, decay and transience find a startling reconciliation. A link to 19th century Romantic ideas is
always close at hand. In the work of De Vries, construction and deconstruction are two sides of the same coin. Taking
fractured ceramics from different cultures and traditions (such as Delft, Royal Worcester, Kangxi and Sèvres), he transforms them into new and unimaginable assemblages.