Geerten Verheus

Born 1965 in Amsterdam, NL
Lives and works in Berlin, DE

In his collages, sculptures and installations Verheus employs characteristics of inversion, as a functional or aesthetically appealing device. His work often visualizes the transformation of one state of matter into another, showing the evolution of materials in almost exaggerated, but always original and striking, ways. Verheus uses everyday objects or familiar shapes in his practice, allowing the viewer to straddle the fence between the everyday and the extraordinary. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Schinkel Pavilion and the Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin and at Villa DeBank in Enschede, The Netherlands among others.

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Exhibitions
Co-Co, 2017

acrylic on wool, 140 x 98 x 3 cm

Doloröschen, 2009

acrylic on wool, 76 x 52 x 1 cm

Gelbes Statement / Yellow Statement, 2015

acrylic on 60% cotton, 40% polyamide, 64 x 29 x 1 cm

Pit, The, 2009

Rubber, steel, 60 x 60 x 130 cm

or Good Conduct Well Chastised, 2009

Felt, steel, cooper, 50 x 100 x 50 cm

Höhere Gewalt (ausgeschlossen) / Acts Of God (excluded), 2007

Glass, wood, brass, rubber, 30 x 30 x 41 cm

Siegermächte / Victorious Powers, 2010

Wood, glass, brass, rubber, cotton, silicone, medal belt, fluorescent lamp, 154 x 185 x 50 cm

Siegermächte / Victorious Powers, 2010 (detail)

Wood, glass, brass, rubber, cotton, silicone, medal belt, fluorescent lamp, 154 x 185 x 50 cm

Diagramm #38: Unrequited Patience, 2007

Collage of commercial print on glass plates, 38 x 29 cm

Diagramm #47: Acquired loyalty, 2007

Collage of commercial print on glass plates, 38 x 29 cm

Diagramm #21: Pastime devices, 2007

Collage of commercial print, brass and chrome on glass plates, 60 x 80 cm

Vista, 2007

Collage of newsprint on black acrylic glass, 42 x 60 cm

Venice in Fur, 2008

Rubber, brass, nylon, steel, 120 x 350 x 3 cm

Lenghts (By and Large), 2006

Wood, brass chains, electric motor, 5 x 375 x 2 cm

To an Extent, 2006

Collage of newsprint on glass plates, 30 x 42 cm

Meute, 2006

Collage of newsprint on cardboard, 47 x 33 cm

USUAL SUBJECTS, 2012

Fabric sculpture, 130 x 8 x 133 cm, framed poster, 84,5 x 60 cm

DOMINO STAMINA, 2012

5-part fabric sculpture, 214 x 430 x 222 cm, framed poster, 84,5 x 60 cm

OBJECTS MAY APPEAR, 2012

4-part fabric sculpture, 342 x 28 x 102 cm, framed poster, 84,5 x 60 cm

Hängung, 2012

steel, Black and white rubber
145 x 60 x 150 cm

Hängung, 2012

steel, Black and white rubber
145 x 60 x 150 cm

FLASH, 2012

Black and white rubber, 60 x 66 x 5 cm

Topsy Turvy, 2012

Stainless steel, vinyl, 80 x 230 x 100 cm

Curtain fur House, 2010

Installation view - SOX, Berlin, 2010