G.J. de Rook

visual artist

Artist website

Dutch visual artist G.J. de Rook came to China to look for an answer to the question he did not find in Europe: ‘Does the branch know there is a trunk?’ After making a number of ‘language sculptures’- site-specific installations in which he only used words – his exhibition in Xiamen will be his first effort to make a installation only using images from different sources.

De Rook uses the branch-trunk relation as a metaphor for the many questions which intrigue him. In short, they can be summed up in the three sentences by the French painter Paul Gauguin :’Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going?’ Besides as metaphorical, the artist regards trees as a suitable tool for answering his basic question.

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The CEAC art space is located in the heart of Shapowei, the art district of Xiamen.

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Siming South Road 400, 3rd Floor
Xiamen, 361005, China
Tel. 0086 (0) 592 2180850

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