Yves Zurstrassen Free. 2009–2019 Olivier Kaeppelin, François Barré, Anne Pontégnie, Sophie Lauwers, Sophie Leclercq

Publication date:
12 Nov 2019
264 pages: 298 x 241mm
160 color illus.
Sales territories:
World excluding Benelux

The recent work of Belgian abstract artist Yves Zurstrassen is explored in depth in this handsome volume, designed in close collaboration with the artist himself

The decade of work produced between 2010 and 2019 by Belgian abstract painter Yves Zurstrassen (b. 1956) is the focus of this beautifully designed and illustrated book. Although he originally studied graphic art, Zurstrassen was inspired by Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning to pursue painting. The book’s essays delve into the artist’s process and offer a critical analysis of the work. Also included are a detailed biography and insightful, informal conversations with the artist. Featuring full-page illustrations of Zurstrassen’s recent work, the book situates the artist both within abstract art and the broader context of contemporary painting.

Olivier Kaeppelin is a writer and critic, as well as the former director of visual arts in the French Ministry of Culture and the former director of the Fondation Maeght. François Barré is a writer and critic who has led numerous French cultural institutions, including the Centre Pompidou and the French Institute of Architecture. Anne Pontégnie is an independent curator and art critic. Sophie Lauwers is director of exhibitions at the Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (BOZAR).