Paul De Vree
1909 - 1982
Born in Antwerp (BE), died in Antwerp (BE).
Paul De Vree was a pioneer of European concrete poetry and a visual artist. He founded literary journals such as 'De Tafel Ronde' in Belgium (1953–1982) and 'Lotta poetica' (1971–1975) in collaboration with the Italian poet Sarenco. De Vree’s work successively covers typographic compositions, audiovisual events, critique of the mass media and the poetic and political use of photographic images. With his Italian colleagues he elaborated Poesia visiva, a movement that activated both ‘the visual’ and ‘the visionary’. De Vree’s works from his later period reflect his characteristic entanglement of the political and the erotic.
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Het leven is een baccarat
Paul De Vree, Het leven is een baccarat, 1966-2002. Print, ink, canvas, 98 x 98 cm.
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Paul De Vree - Poesia Vis...
02 March 2002 - 12 May 2002.
The ‘poesia visiva’ of poet-visual artist Paul De Vree (1909-1982, Antwerp) may be situated in the tradition of, among others, Mallarmé, Apol
Paul De Vree: Neonlicht [...
05 October 2012 - 20 January 2013.
My personal view on poetry is an evolutive one: experiment in progress and as far as possible different disciplines in fusion. So I put in pr
Meeting Points 7 – Ten Th...
25 October 2013 - 16 February 2014.
Meeting Points is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts festival aimed at the contextualised presentation of art from the Arab world, organis
The collection IX – Autum...
28 August 2004 - 14 November 2004.
This season, the new media are centre stage in the collection presentation. They are a focus of attention in the M HKA collection policy
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Concrete Poëzie [Concrete...
In 1962 Paul De Vree began to create concrete poetry as well as visual poetry. The coexistence of these trends means that it is not easy to p
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