Adriaan Verwée (b. 1975) makes objects and installations that are caught in the middle ground between the literal and figural, between construction and image. It is as if that decision is still under consideration, or left hanging in the air. Nevertheless, many of Verwée’s objects appear to have a specific function and, as a result, are an integral part of the here and now. The temporal and spatial character of his work is enhanced through the tension that the artist quite literally puts on his combinations of different objects. For example, he often gives gravity an active role or by introduces elements that look incomplete or redundant. These elements often seem more like 'remnants' of the picture rather than a true part of it. This artist book, Under a poor cloak you commonly find a good drinker, is published on the occasion of Verwée's show held at Museum M, Leuven, from August 28 until November 2, 2014 by MER. Paper Kunsthalle (Ghent).
218 pages, 28 x 21.5cm, softcover, MER. Paper Kunsthalle (Ghent).