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.

Stay in touch with us

Subscribe to our monthly mailing list and stay up to date about our activities.

Visit us

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

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday

13:00 - 17:30

Visitor information

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

Location map CEAC