Born in 1931 in Alkmaar, The Netherlands
Lives and works in Eschenau, Austria
herman de vries represented the Netherlands at the Venice Biennale (2015). He was born in Alkmaar in 1931 and since the 1950s has been working on a completely unique, poetic oeuvre in which nature plays a central role. The emphasis in de vries’ work is on the disrupted relationship between man and nature, as a result of which, according to him, an important source of knowledge is in danger of being lost. Exhibitions of his work were on view in the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam and the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo. His work can be found in museum collections around the world.