Auke de Vries

Auke de Vries has executed huge, monumental commissions throughout Europe, in Wiesbaden for example, where he has also exhibited in the museum. It was in this museum that Auke encountered one of the most significant collections by the German expressionist Alexej von Jawlensky and in particular where he came face-to-face with his series ‘Abstrakte Köpfe’. In the sculpture “Von J” – in the Borzo exhibition – De Vries is expressly referring to one of these “Köpfe” from Wiesbaden. In Auke de Vries’ sculptures all the art disciplines seem to logically come together.