Anne Marie Wies and Rik de Boe

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photopolymer etching
13 1/4 in. x 19 5/8 in.
Edition: 15

This print depicts a momento mori tableau that is so full of bathos and black-humor that it could have been dreamt by Samuel Beckett during an afternoon nap. It is a collaboration between Rik de Boe and his (then) student Anne-Marie Wies. Wies took a snapshot-photo of a coffin that was left behind on the street as garbage. Rik De Boe made the etching. Printed on zerkal 350gr paper, signed and numbered by the artists.

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Anne-Marie Wies born in Brussels in 1935. At the age of 42 years, she begins artistic studie at the Royal Academy of the Art schools of Brussels - drawing and sculpture and continued at RHoK Academy Brussels, painting and engraving.

Rik De Boe (b. 1964) lives and works in Ninove, Belgium. After his studies at the Fine Arts Academy in Ghent he taught graphics and drawing in RHoK Brussels. Mostly he made large-format engravings, describing a certain reality, minutely presented in perspective spaces, as a hallucinating prose of an every-day life. His most recent work is a series of drawings as an assumption of what he could see in the last few seconds before his death - a storyboard for a film he will never be able to make. His work often deals, in a deeply melancholic way, with the passing of time, memory and the unverifiable. He also works with video. He is a co-founder of the artists' initiative Voorkamer in Lier, Belgium His work has been presented at Netwerk, center for contemporary art (Aalst), the Thailand New Media Art Festival (Bangkok), Gallery Surge (Tokyo), Argos (Brussel), Mex, Intermediale und experimentelle Musikprojekte (Dortmund), FID (Marseille) and Frontroom (Brooklyn), among others.