nous venons tous du paradis, nous allons tous au paradis - 1988

Parallel to the installation  'afscheid van een bang verleden' in the Kerkje van Persingen, Bart Drost presents new work in a gallery. The source of inspiration for this exhibition is a sentence that Drost found in the school notebook of a seventh grade student: "What's a picture doing? He's hanging on the wall". What to think of this now? Is the painting male at all? And does it really do nothing but 'just hanging'?

Drost painted the sentences on two long horizontal canvases and placed opposite them of a triptych entitled 'Triptych with the artist at a very young age', a collection of black and white photographs of boys that does justice to the intention he made with his graduating in 1983. Also on display were a small desk with a letter box, a teddy bear on a black fur, a mountain of ceramic leaves, a bundle of gold-painted birch trunks and the drawing 'I'm gone, the truth and the life'. On the lean-to outside, a Cortens steel Indian kept a lookout.

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Bart Drost

free artist

Graafseweg 183a
6531ZR Nijmegen
The Netherlands