Beaufort 04

 
  • De Wandelaar/Le Flâneur
  • De Wandelaar/Le Flâneur
  • De Wandelaar/Le Flâneur
  • De Wandelaar/Le Flâneur
  • De Wandelaar/Le Flâneur

De Wandelaar/Le Flâneur

Beaufort Location: Beach, Knokke-Heist

Henk Visch

°1950, Eindhoven, the Netherlands 

Before 1980 the Dutch artist Henk Visch mostly made paintings; afterwards he applied himself to making sculptures. His sculptures range from monumental wood constructions and large polyester forms to small figures made of found materials. They are often human, androgynous figures expressing functions such as walking, sitting, standing or feeling. Very important in Visch’s work is the use of language, which manifests itself in the use of remarkable titles and in the fact that he applies poetic texts on his sculptures. In Knokke-Heist a polyester figure, De Wandelaar/Le Flâneur (The Walker), slowly moved forward along a cable at a height of 10 metres. The figure was put in motion by means of solar energy.