From March 3rd until March 26th 2023, Galerie Jos Depypere will host the exhibition “La Condition Humaine”. A retrospective of the West Flemish artist Godfried Vervisch (Ypres, 1930-2014). Godfried had his studio in Kemmel.
Godfried Vervisch is a Belgian self-taught artist who initially painted landscapes and still lifes, but soon developed his own style with expressionist influences from Soutine and Kokoschka. He is best known for his self-portraits, nudes and narrative scenes based on his own experiences. He also made three-dimensional works in plaster and bronze.
Vervisch was without doubt the strongest Flemish painter of his generation. He was a forerunner of the internationally celebrated German “Neue Wilde”, long before it was spoken about in Germany and the rest of Europe.
The content of his existentially autobiographical work has a deep affinity with his contemporaries, the Brit Francis Bacon (1909-1992) and the Frenchmen Jean Rustin (1928-2003) and Eugène Leroy (1910-2000).
The strong expressionism of his village views and still lifes, his sometimes aggressive nudes, sometimes tender and voluptuous, the tragic loneliness in his self-portraits, everything painted by Vervisch is authentic and touching.
The sales exhibition will take place from Saturday, March 4, to Sunday, March 26, 2023 at Galerie Jos Depypere, Kuurne.
The gallery can be visited from Thursday to Sunday from 14:00 until 18:30.
The vernissage will take place on Friday March 3rd from 18:00 until 23:00. Foreword by Luc Glorieux.