Hans November, Ad de Visser & Jan van Laarhoven
Contemporary Dutch artist Gurt Swaneberg was strongly influenced by medieval artist Hieronymus Bosch (b. 1450) and the extravagant, sinister details that flourished in his paintings. In an approach that references the 17th-century practice known as taolennou, Swaneberg (b. 1976) captures the seven deadly sins by painting minute logos, brand names, hazard pictograms and even currency with a fine brush on objects like skulls, frog skeletons and glass bottles—covering them in images that resemble a bizarre collage of stickers. To mark the 500th anniversary of Bosch’s death, Consuming Instinct was published in conjunction with the exhibition at the Netherlands’ Noordbrabants Museum (October 2016–January 2017) as part of the Jheronimus Bosch 500 Nation Event Year. This glossy magazine-like exhibition catalog features Swaneberg’s new series of works together for the first time with a foreword by Hans November, introduction by Ad de Visser and essay by Jan van Laarhoven.
Softcover / 9 ½ x 12 ⅓ in. / 88 pp / 130 color
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