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
    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
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    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray B.3 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
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  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray B.4 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray B.4 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray B.5 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
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    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray B.5 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
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  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray R.1 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
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    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray R.1 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
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  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray R.2 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray R.2 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
    € 695
  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray R.3 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
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    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray R.3 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
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  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray R.4 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
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    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray R.4 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
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  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray R.5 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
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    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray R.5 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
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  • Rutger de Vries
    Overspray Y.1 (2021)
    50 x 70 cm
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    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray Y.1 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
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  • 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
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    Rutger de Vries
    Overspray Y.5 (2021)
    Acrylic on synthetic canvas
    50 x 70 cm
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  • 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
    Moiré 279/735-577/735 (2020)
    120 x 180 cm (diptych)
    Rutger de Vries
    Moiré 279/735-577/735 (2020)
    Acrylic and acrylic spray paint on canvas
    120 x 180 cm (diptych)
    € 3.900 (incl. 7% VAT)
  • Rutger de Vries
    Moiré 315/618-564/315 (2020)
    120 x 180 cm (diptych)
    Rutger de Vries
    Moiré 315/618-564/315 (2020)
    Acrylic and acrylic spray paint on canvas
    120 x 180 cm (diptych)
    € 3.900 (incl. 7% VAT
  • Rutger de Vries
    Moiré 504/618-504/315 (2020)
    120 x 180 cm (diptych)
    Rutger de Vries
    Moiré 504/618-504/315 (2020)
    Acrylic and acrylic spray paint on canvas
    120 x 180 cm (diptych)
    € 3.900 (incl. 7% VAT
  • Rutger de Vries
    Moiré 735/105-315/105 (2020)
    120 x 180 cm (diptych)
    Rutger de Vries
    Moiré 735/105-315/105 (2020)
    Acrylic and acrylic spray paint on canvas
    120 x 180 cm (diptych)
    € 3.900 (incl. 7% VAT
  • Rutger de Vries
    MIST (2020)
    150 x 150 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    MIST (2020)
    Acrylic and varnish on canvas
    150 x 150 cm
    € 3.900
  • Rutger de Vries
    MIST (2020)
    100 x 75 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    MIST (2020)
    Acrylic and varnish on canvas
    100 x 75 cm
    € 2.275
  • Rutger de Vries
    SMOKE (2020)
    150 x 150 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    SMOKE (2020)
    Acrylic and varnish on canvas
    150 x 150 cm
    € 3.900
  • Rutger de Vries
    SMOKE (2020)
    100 x 75 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    SMOKE (2020)
    Acrylic and varnish on canvas
    100 x 75 cm
    € 2.275
  • Rutger de Vries
    Mezzo 0022 (2019)
    57 x 41 cm
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    Rutger de Vries
    Mezzo 0022 (2019)
    Acrylic on Alu carton (painted by Dripstick printer)
    57 x 41 cm
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  • Rutger de Vries
    Mezzo 0024 (2019)
    57 x 41 cm
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    Rutger de Vries
    Mezzo 0024 (2019)
    Acrylic on Alu carton (painted by Dripstick printer)
    57 x 41 cm
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  • Rutger de Vries
    Floor Piece #1 (2017)
    150 x 195 cm
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    Rutger de Vries
    Floor Piece #1 (2017)
    Acrylic on 135g/m2 synthetic canvas
    150 x 195 cm
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  • Rutger de Vries
    Floor Piece #2 (2017)
    150 x 195 cm
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    Rutger de Vries
    Floor Piece #2 (2017)
    Acrylic on 135g/m2 synthetic canvas
    150 x 195 cm
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  • Rutger de Vries
    Floor Piece #3 (2017)
    150 x 195 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Floor Piece #3 (2017)
    Acrylic on 135g/m2 synthetic canvas
    150 x 195 cm
    € 4.180 (incl. 6% VAT)
  • Rutger de Vries
    Floor Piece #4 (2017)
    150 x 195 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Floor Piece #4 (2017)
    Acrylic on 135g/m2 synthetic canvas
    150 x 195 cm
    € 4.180 (incl. 6% VAT)
  • Rutger de Vries
    Residue Piece #1 (2017)
    100 x 55 cm
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    Rutger de Vries
    Residue Piece #1 (2017)
    Alu Karton on wood
    100 x 55 cm
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  • Rutger de Vries
    Residue Piece #2 (2017)
    100 x 60 cm
    Rutger de Vries
    Residue Piece #2 (2017)
    Alu Karton on wood
    100 x 60 cm
    € 1.490 (incl. 6% VAT)
  • Rutger de Vries
    Residue Piece #3 (2017)
    100 x 60 cm
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    Rutger de Vries
    Residue Piece #3 (2017)
    Alu Karton on wood
    100 x 60 cm
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