PALMS. Visions of the good life. A dream, a hope, an escape from everyday life. With candles and ashtrays in the shape of palms or a glitter palm in an ice-cream sundae, we take a bit of it home—an admission that we dream a dream of great happiness, combined with a genial petty bourgeois mentality.

Henk Visch

Wait and see what happens
Henk Visch has been creating poetic visual riddles about the conditio humana in his sculptures, drawings and texts for more than twenty-five years. However, Henk Visch is not a storyteller; instead he creates his own stage set and his own atmosphere in order to display balance and metamorphosis. His stylistically varied works are like actors on the stage, filling the exhibition space – imagined here as a pathway – with curious presence and magic. In the fine post-surrealist style of the Belgian tradition, he imagines and muses in quiet, impressive visual fragments.
The catalogue carries out a scholarly investigation of these aspects,, biographical notes from the artist and previously unpublished archival material is presented as well as the photographic documentation of the exhibition in Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt.

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"Henk Visch"

October 2007

ISBN 978-3-86678-074-3

22,50 x 27,50 cm

96 Pages

129 colored and 18 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English

Ralf Beil and Carola Kemme, Institut Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt
preface by
Ralf Beil
Birgit Brunk, Carola Kemme, Georg Mallitz, and Henk Visch
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition “Henk Visch. Wait and see what happens“, 2007, Institut Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt.