Herman de Vries is a Dutch artist educated as a biologist. His works converge the fields of art, science, and philosophy. In the works and in his “to be all ways to be” exhibit at the 56th International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennale, Herman arranged collections of manmade and natural objects. The visuals he creates are a simple reminder
You walk over the earth, and you don’t realize that you have colors under your feet
– Herman de Vries
The aesthetic arrangement and display of these objects and specimens, emphasize both their individual beauty and the greater diversity of the world we are always one with. Even when we fail to notice it. The specimen like display, the fascination given to the creation of an object for study, implores the individual viewer to experience the work on their own.