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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Paul De Vree, Coscienza [Consciousness], 1975. Print, ink, paper, 700 X 500 mm.
Political poem: (W)AFFE
Paul De Vree, Political poem: (W)AFFE, 1971. Photography, photo emulsion, canvas, 70 x 84 cm.
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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
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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From 1976 onwards, De Vree developed his ‘smoking technique’, so-called ‘smoke designs’, enabling him to draw figures in the black soot resid
Visuele Poëzie [Visual Po...
Paul De Vree was inspired to move from a linear-literary to a spatial-visual art form by his attempt to integrate into society and attain gre
After 1967, De Vree’s poetry became increasingly engaged and critical of society. In 1971, together with the Italian poet Sarenco, he founded
The Dutch poet Frans Vanderlinde called his magazine Vers Univers (six numbers from May 1966 to September 1967) magazine for evolutionary poe