Herman Bossert (1940 – 2017)

21.01.2017 News

It is with great sadness that we hear the news that on January 18 2017 Herman Bossert has passed away, all of a sudden. We send our heartfelt condolences to his wife and family.

In Out-of-Art Magazine 2007 Liesbeth Reith wrote an article about Herman Bossert and his magnificent works of art. A summary below:

Buildings as houses of cards; Herman Bossert’s visions

Herman Bossert (1940) was a painter until, in 2001, he discovered that by drawing he could immediately express the essence of what occupied him most: fear of the future. In his recent drawings, people take refuge in pompous urban constructions, the overwhelming architecture seemingly depriving them of their freedom, their creativity and their opportunities to play. The structure can “fall down at any moment, like a house of cards”. In 2007 , he donated a series of drawings made between 2003 to 2006 to the De Stadshof Collection Foundation. Bossert is reticent about his work. Since 2003, he has exclusively employed a semi-automatic scratching technique using ink and watercolour associatively, unaware of the outcome. Sometimes after as little as twenty minutes, he is exhausted and stops, surprised by what he has drawn.

See also: www.collectiedestadshof.nl/en/artists/bossert-herman-netherlands-1940/