By Yasmijn Jarram

Henk Visch is a graphic artist, draughtsman and sculptor. Particularly his bronze, sometimes monumental sculptures are well-known. They represent body parts and (incomplete) human figures usually with disproportionate dimensions and sizes. Visch also works with materials such as wood, textiles, rope and polyester. The spectator is forced to physically relate to these objects due to their sheer size.

The style of Visch is consistent and recognizable even though his works of art have many different shapes and forms ranging from abstract to figurative, from large and open to small and detailed. His sculptures are realistic but always with a twist. They are Visch’s interpretations of reality which makes his work personal and poetic. This artist’s work is not based on reason but on subjective observations of reality. The outcomes are of secondary importance.

Visch himself is not particularly interested in having his own ‘style’ or explaining his work to the viewers. However, he does give his work long titles, and he does add words on or next to his objects but these texts are cryptic and ambiguous. Similar to the artist, the works themselves are not very revealing either: their meaning is always open to interpretation. They do not tell a story; they merely show a few glimpses.