Born in Holland, Joeke de Vries moved to New Zealand in 1986. His abstract works are inspired by the New Zealand landscape and seascape, exploring the horizontals and verticals of the above and below, earth and sky, sea and sky. His most recent works have taken inspiration from a trip through Italy - the pigments and textures of frescoes throughout Venice, Florence and Sienna. The simple horizontals and verticals in so many Dutch artist's work are because "there's either sky or earth in Holland and not a lot in between", Joeke says.
Image Dimensions: 200mm W x 145mm H
Framed Dimensions: 407mm W x 357mm H