THE MULTIPLICATION CABINETS

Finally, in 2000–2002, he created . He unravels the components that go to make up the cabinet, takes the various parts out of context, interchanges the pieces, rotates, overlaps and shifts and brings everything back together again to create an image that was not there before. …Verroken once more introduced lacquering during 2002. It has been some time since lacquer was used as a metaphor, a metaphor that has to be discovered by the observer. I perceive it as the dematerialisation of a three-dimensional object. Through this skin of lacquer, the subject becomes virtually elusive and intangible.

Johan Valcke, director of Design Vlaanderen, on the occasion of the presentation to André Verroken of the Henry van de Velde Career Prize for 2002 in ‘André Verroken / Furniture as a Metaphor’, October 2002

 

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Drawing ENTRE DEUX V from the series MULTIPLICATION CABINETS.