Johan Creten, Naked Roots/Naakte Wortels
Book design of the catalog published on the occasion of the exhibition Naked Roots at the Museum Beelden aan Zee in The Hague (The Netherlands). A selection of fifty sculptures in clay and bronze by the Belgian artist Johan Creten.
Together with Lucio Fontana and Thomas Schütte, Johan Creten is considered one of the pioneers of the revival of ceramics in contemporary art. He has been using clay in a highly innovative and personal manner since as far back as the 1980s.
“His sculptures inhabit a space between worlds, an intercept of surreal and expressionist, erotic dream and brutal physicality.” (Claudia Barbieri, The New York Times)
This book contains nine exceptional historical objects from Creten’s collection that relate to his groundbreaking oeuvre.