• Jan Vercruysse

    Studio Trisorio Roma

    Consistent with an artistic journey that now spans several decades, Jan Vercruysse’s new series “PLACES,” 2004–2005, refers back to some earlier series, particularly the “Tombeaux,” 1987–94, and “M,” 1992–98. The guiding images are the figures from playing cards: hearts, clubs, spades, and diamonds, cut from steel and hung on the wall (“PLACES [I]”) or incised into steel and set on the floor (“PLACES [II]”). Those on the wall displayed two winning poker combinations: a full house and two pairs. The edging, obviously machine-made with a die, results in a clear, dry, and precise silhouette, and

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