Drager Meurtant (1951) Creations include poems, sculptures-assemblages-collages-paintings-graphics. Both material supplied by nature (wood, stone) as well as that made by human are used in my artworks. Much of the basic elements are found objects from demolition- / remnant materials ("recycling art"). The juxtaposition of different materials may lead to a surreal experience at times, in the eyes of the spectator. Looking at structures, compositions, during the process of creation, I follow the appearence that gradually surfaces, while not keeping to a simple suit of illusions.
Many artists inspire, such as David Smith, Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Bourgeois, Joan Miro.
Member of the International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists.
Supporter of (former Fossil free fund, now) www.oilsponsorshipfree.org.
academia: DVM, PhD, senior researcher, specialist.
In art: looking, reading, visiting museums.
Active creation started 2012, with courses in graphics at academic centre Kunstenhuis, since 2016.
In life: Mountain-walking.
August-September 2014 Gallery The DepARTment, Schagen, Netherlands
June 2015 Dag der Kunsten (Day of Arts), Zeist, Netherlands
September 2015: Kunst am Schloss Ahaus, Germany
June 2016: MLB-gallery, Amsterdam
Nov 2016-Jan 2017: DaDa Centennial "Day of the Death", Ontological Museum, Santa Fé, New Mexico, US
March 2017: group exposition Collage, C-lab-West, Amsterdam.
June 16 - September 9, 2018. "Now, the new form of the past", exhibition in Kunstwerk! Liemers Museum, NL. Essay written by Dr Marcus Bunyan at https://artblart.com/2018/08/10/exhibitions-now-the-new-form-of-the-past-and-senses-at-kunstwerk-liemers-museum-netherlands/
Exhibition "Anders"with Petra Senn (Photography, D), Jeanine Keuchenius (painting, graphics, NL) and Drager Meurtant (Assemblage, collage, graphics, NL) in old Synagogue Buren (NL), July 16 - August 4, 2019