Rutger de Vries

Dutch-born Rutger de Vries (NL, 1987) is a multidisciplinary visual artist whose practice is described as Post-Graffiti Art. His audacious body of work is based on autobiographical experiences as a graffiti writer and trained graphic designer. In the field of tension between public space and the gallery, de Vries inverts a graffiti reality and alters the work and its maker substantially.

De Vries’ method of integrating elements of public space, such as everyday-life objects, into his installations is a reoccuring reference to his life as a street artist. While de Vries’ motifs, such as the notion of a recognisable signature, allude to Graffiti art contextually. By producing artwork mechanically through the use of self-built painting machines, the “tag”, not only becomes an allegory but is a way of questioning authorship and the role of today’s fine artist. “There always is something in-between me and my work—It is either a tool or a machine”, de Vries states.

Additionally de Vries’ practice is firmly rooted in the subtractive color model and the CMYK color printing process. While paint is the subject, Rutger de Vries’ art practice is a process-oriented experiment and a visual form of self-expression. Capturing a moment in time and leaving behind the artists trace like a paint bomb.

Works

  • Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Monotone 1 (2022)
    53 x 53 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Monotone 1 (2022)
    Spray Paint on synthetic canvas
    53 x 53 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Monotone 2 (2022)
    53 x 53 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Monotone 2 (2022)
    Spray Paint on synthetic canvas
    53 x 53 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Monotone 3 (2022)
    53 x 53 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Monotone 3 (2022)
    Spray Paint on synthetic canvas
    53 x 53 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Monotone 4 (2022)
    53 x 53 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Monotone 4 (2022)
    Spray Paint on synthetic canvas
    53 x 53 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Monotone 5 (2022)
    53 x 53 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Monotone 5 (2022)
    Spray Paint on synthetic canvas
    53 x 53 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Tritone 1 (2022)
    53 x 53 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Tritone 1 (2022)
    Spray Paint on synthetic canvas
    53 x 53 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Tritone 2 (2022)
    53 x 53 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Tritone 2 (2022)
    Spray Paint on synthetic canvas
    53 x 53 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Tritone 3 (2022)
    53 x 53 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Tritone 3 (2022)
    Spray Paint on synthetic canvas
    53 x 53 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Tritone 4 (2022)
    53 x 53 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Tritone 4 (2022)
    Spray Paint on synthetic canvas
    53 x 53 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Tritone 5 (2022)
    53 x 53 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Tritone 5 (2022)
    Spray Paint on synthetic canvas
    53 x 53 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Quintone 1 (2022)
    53 x 53 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Quintone 1 (2022)
    Spray Paint on synthetic canvas
    53 x 53 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Quintone 2 (2022)
    53 x 53 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Quintone 2 (2022)
    Spray Paint on synthetic canvas
    53 x 53 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Quintone 3 (2022)
    53 x 53 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Quintone 3 (2022)
    Spray Paint on synthetic canvas
    53 x 53 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Quintone 4 (2022)
    53 x 53 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Quintone 4 (2022)
    Spray Paint on synthetic canvas
    53 x 53 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Quintone 5 (2022)
    53 x 53 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Asterisk Quintone 5 (2022)
    Spray Paint on synthetic canvas
    53 x 53 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Color Rain l (2019)
    230 x 190 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Color Rain l (2019)
    Acrylic on 135g/m2 synthetic canvas
    230 x 190 cm
    € 5.460
  • Rutger de Vries
    Color Rain lI (2019)
    230 x 190 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Color Rain lI (2019)
    Acrylic on 135g/m2 synthetic canvas
    230 x 190 cm
    € 5.460
  • Rutger de Vries
    Color Rain III (2019)
    230 x 190 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Color Rain III (2019)
    Acrylic on 135g/m2 synthetic canvas
    230 x 190 cm
    € 5.460
  • Rutger de Vries
    Color Rain IV (2019)
    230 x 190 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Color Rain IV (2019)
    Acrylic on 135g/m2 synthetic canvas
    230 x 190 cm
    € 5.460
  • Rutger de Vries
    Circuit I (2020)
    145 x 100 x 13 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Circuit I (2020)
    Acrylic and spraysystem on wood
    145 x 100 x 13 cm
    € 4.185 (incl. 7% VAT)
  • Rutger de Vries
    Circuit II (2020)
    145 x 100 x 13 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Circuit II (2020)
    Acrylic and spraysystem on wood
    145 x 100 x 13 cm
    € 4.185 (incl. 7% VAT)
  • Rutger de Vries
    Circuit III (2020)
    145 x 100 x 13 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Circuit III (2020)
    Acrylic and spraysystem on wood
    145 x 100 x 13 cm
    € 4.185 (incl. 7% VAT)
  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray B.1 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
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    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray B.1 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
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  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray B.2 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray B.2 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray B.3 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
    Sold
    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray B.3 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
    Sold
  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray B.4 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
    Sold
    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray B.4 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
    Sold
  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray B.5 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
    Sold
    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray B.5 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
    Sold
  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray R.1 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
    Sold
    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray R.1 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
    Sold
  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray R.2 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
    Sold
    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray R.2 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
    Sold
  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray R.3 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
    Sold
    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray R.3 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
    Sold
  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray R.4 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
    Sold
    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray R.4 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
    Sold
  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray R.5 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
    Sold
    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray R.5 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
    Sold
  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray Y.1 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
    Sold
    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray Y.1 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
    Sold
  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray Y.2 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray Y.2 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray Y.3 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray Y.3 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray Y.4 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray Y.4 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray Y.5 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
    Sold
    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray Y.5 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
    Sold