FROM DUO TO OCTET

Surprisingly enough, the structural frame is usually invisible in Verroken’s work; he examines the structural cohesion that exists essentially by using a combination of recognisable elements that either can or cannot exist independently. This is at its most explicit for us in the series of tables entitled FROM DUO TO OCTET in which the variable element DUO consists in itself of a union of two rectangular tables pushed one into the other. In effect, its basic unity demonstrates in a nutshell all the characteristics of the whole approach. It is a sober, minimal composition that is unfinished and never at rest. It demands supplementation and a completion that can never be definitive.

Geert Bekaert in De Ongemakkelijkheid van Andre Verroken, Uitgeverij Carto, Brussels 1998