Drager Meurtant

Drager Meurtant (1951, The Netherlands) has been active as “composer” and creative writer since 1980. In the more than three decades since his training as as veterinarian-biomedical researcher these creations were in the shape of scientific publications and – in free time – as poems. In more recent years (and learning rapidly) creations took form as sculptures (in particular assemblages), collages, paintings and graphical works. As autodidact and experienced carpenter, the circle saw, the jig-saw, chisel, gouge, hammer is used to handle natural materials (wood, stone) in addition to manufactured (paper, cloth) and construction material (metal, glass, etcetera). Much of the basic elements are from demolition- / remnant materials ("recycling art"). Walking in civilized areas as well as in nature, making photographs is considered complementary in the attempt to catch the world we live in.
Writing: “Assemblages: the entrails explained” in Axon Journal, Issue 9 (Assemblage): http://www.axonjournal.com.au/issue-9/assemblages
Other essays with views or reviews on art: www.dragermeurtant.wordpress.com. and on http://kdoutsiderart.tumblr.com/dragermeurtant
Memberhip:  The International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists (US), Artlyst (UK)
Supporter of  Platform Free Fossil Fund: to make culture free from sponsoring by fossil fuel industries (www.fossilfundsfree.org).
The artist has exhibited work in The Netherlands, Germany, The USA; one related publication by Walter van Teeffelen, World artists and their story – 23 – Drager Meurtant, October 8, 2016, 


Fragments
text to artwork:
"Upon sorting / the fragments are assembled. // Even then / does the whole relief / breath the air of separate parts."
(2015, assemblage – collage, wood, board, cement, paint), 33 x 44 x 5 cm

ensemble de metaphores
text to artwork:
"These two halves / taken together / are at greater distance / from one another / than if left apart."
(2015, assemblage (wall-sculpture), wood, metal, paper, paint. recycling material) 48 x 55 x 11 cm

 movement from within
text to artwork:
"When the pieces were seen fit / and fixed in their proper position / the movement was undeniable / as it arose from within."
(2016, assemblage, relief, wood, paper, paint, sand) 50x50x7 cm

Surface
"The surface of no image / can beat the depth / below the reality. // The raw nucleus of nature / does not reveal."
(2017, photograph)

when the going gets tough
text to artwork:
"When the going gets tough, the tough get going" / is what they say. // We'll see / where I stand."
(2017, assemblage, recycling material with wood, iron filings, and resin, sand and paint) 31 x 21 x 4 cm.

Jetzt Tout
text to artwork:
"Wir treuen falsche Freunde um mehr Kultur”
(we trust false friends for more culture)

A certain aim
text to artwork:
A movement, / if not circular / is supposed to serve / a particular aim. //
But what, / if a stand still / under the circumstances / is the optimal / condition?
(2017, monoprint, mixed media) size of paper 32x24 cm


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