Paul De Vree


Print, 97 x 97 cm.
Materials: ink, canvas

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. S0330_26).

In the poesia visiva, De Vree also continued to make use of various techniques like those employed in his concrete and visual poetry. Kissinger is a purely graphic work. The name of the American politician is split into ‘kiss’ and ‘singer’. The poem further consists of a drawn Singer sewing machine on top of which the word ‘kiss’ is written in large letters. With a nod to Paul Van Ostaijen’s famous poem Homage to Singer, De Vree here delivers a critique of the sharp and sometimes painful or bitter kiss with which US foreign policy enters into relationships with Europe and other countries.

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