Bossert, Herman

It was not until 2003 that Bossert started drawing; in the first year drawing human figures and a year later revealing an endless fascination with urban architecture. Fine graphic lines, partly against a watercolour background, give rise to cathedral-like structures, town squares full of cars and human silhouettes in an ominous twilight atmosphere.

In the modest atelier on the first floor of a terraced house in Zaandam, Bossert spends his days cutting, sticking and scribbling, amongst piles of magazines, cuttings and postcards of impressive historical architecture from all over Europe. However, the familiar models serve merely as departure points on the way to the endangered places that Bossert sees ahead of us, beyond our horizons.