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Herman Hermsen: Inner Nomad

Exhibition  /  10 Oct 2009  -  11 Nov 2009
Published: 25.09.2009
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(...) Herman Hermsen’s designs are in keeping with a minimalist and conceptual tradition. The quest for innovative interpretations and a balanced relationship between the decorative and the constructive inform all his work. (...)

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Herman Hermsen
Herman Hermsen graduated from the Arnhem Academy of Fine Art 30 years ago and since 1992 is professor in the product and design department of the University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf. Commuting between various places of work and interchanging professional duties can be unsettling, but it is also inspirational and puts things into perspective.
Herman Hermsen’s designs are in keeping with a minimalist and conceptual tradition. The quest for innovative interpretations and a balanced relationship between the decorative and the constructive inform all his work. But he is also no stranger to irony and playfulness. Diversity, clarity and serial production make his work appealing and accessible in equal measure. In the new groups of jewellery designs now on show Herman flirts with bling bling, alludes to historical jewellery, his designs barely concealing eroticism, or plays with reflection and the feeling of opulence… 

Paul Derrez

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