SOPHIE NYS, Catalogue Version VI, 2012

SOPHIE NYS, Catalogue Version VI, 2012
21 x 14,9 cm
offset book, 392 pp.
signed, numbered
edition 20
published by Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland
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Here Sophie Nys is interested in art history, history of philosophy and in figures of historical importance. This eclecticism in a more broad sense is found in her work in the form of thematic declinations and variations. Her approach is based on research and free associations as soon as she bumps up to a subject of her interest. There is no steady theme and in that sense she could be characterised as an artist that, I would say, makes ‘Stumble-over art’, i.e. art based on something that struck the artist’s eye and is elaborated into an artistic form. Most of the time putting the emphasis on the idea, avoiding too much colour or other esthetic seduction. An attitude that is comparable to works of Jonathan Monk, David Horvitz, Yann Sérandour and others. KvG

The volume ‘Catalogue Version VI’ is the complete version of a work in VI parts initiated in August 2001 and depicts hundreds of pages of photographed art works in museums and galleries, together with their name plates and descriptions.