Marthe Wéry was a belgian artist who is best known for her exploration of (handmade) paper. The Gemeentemuseum of Den Haag dedicated a small exhibition to her work. The exhibition only exists out of two rooms and a connecting corridor, but shows some lovely and interesting work.
The photos might not do the work any justice, but when every other visitor just walked passed these two rooms, I enjoyed looking at the pieces up close and see the exploration of the pure materiality of the paper.
The pieces shown here are from the 70s and 80s. In the 70s Wéry chose to strictly work with lines. By repeating the same movement over and over again, she creates a harmony of lines. By adding a fold, she creates a breaking point.
In the 80s she exchanges lines for words. She uses her pieces of paper in such a specific way. By stacking them they form three dimensional pieces.
I was really fascinated by this artist. If you are going to the Gemeentemuseum in Den Haag, you should definitely take the time to look at these pieces.
The exhibition runs until the 4th of March 2018. Head on over to the website of the museum for more info.
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