Some things are as inevitable as gravity, however much we would like to avoid them. In Nummer vier, Guido van der Werve presents a contemporary form of spleen: nineteenth-century melancholy, mixed with Dutch sobriety and conceptual timing.
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Being partly raised as a classical pianist, Van der Werve got accustomed to the direct and intuitive communication of this media. This is something that can also be found in his visual works, where the associative level of the work overrules the rational. Using his state of mind as a torchlight van der Werve collects elements over a certain period of time, that are later used as building blocks in the abstract stories that form his works…