herman de vries, random objectivation, 1972 (loan private collection)

Chance and probability

The random drawings were created in de vries’ first years as a full-time artist and after he moved to the North Bavarian Eschenau, where he still lives today. The drawings derive from the organizing principles of chance and probability that are so characteristic for de vries. Inspired by the agricultural research that he carried out previously at the Plant Pathology Department in Wageningen, de vries began making random compositions, in which the elements – lines, stripes, fields, dots, circles – acquire their place in the composition through chance.

Long relationship

The Kröller-Müller Museum has a long relationship with de vries. He is well represented in the collection and the museum previously organized several large and smaller presentations around his work.
herman de vries


Accompanying the exhibition is the book herman de vries, random objectivation ( € 29,50, for sale at the museum shop).

Image (top): herman de vries, random objectivation, 1972 (loan private collection) 

This exhibition has been made possible by HofHoorneman Bankiers, partner of the Helene Kröller-Müller fund.
HofHoorneman Bankiers