Dutch, 1928 - 2015
Carel Visser (1928-2015) was a visionary post-war Dutch sculptor. His expressive sculptures, drawings, collages, and images testify to the different artistic paths he explored. His earliest sculptures depicted abstract human and animal figures, such as the disturbing sculpture Dying horse. From the 1950s on, he created austere geometric sculptures made of iron, to which he applied the principles of symmetry, rotation, and repetition. This phase was followed by more imaginative sculptures that incorporated combinations of discarded and natural materials. Visser's primary focus was on texture, colour, and atmosphere.