In the late 1980s Bert Mebius started a series of primarily small sizes works on paper. This series has been growing ever since, currently comprising a corpus of several thousands.
Bert Mebius's drawings have the offhand simplicity and crude directness of casually made notes and sketches. They are unsophisticated and with many. Both their multitude and their simplicity are the outcome of a lifelong process. They are mostly made of simple materials: pencil, ink, ballpoint pen, felttip pen, watercolour, stationery, scrap paper. Bert Mebius's drawings suggest that they are about something, that they are about something, that they signify something or other, have content, mae sense even. They present human figures, landscapes, animals, objects, interiors.
Bert Mebius lives and works in Amsterdam (NL).
|2017||Updates on Abstraction, Stigter van Doesburg Gallery, Amsterdam, NL|
|2014||You Can Find Me In The Candy Aisle, Stigter van Doesburg Gallery, Amsterdam|
|2010||Untitled, P/////AKT (Safe Art Space), Amsterdam|
|2009||An Artist Should Not Be Taken At His Word (Another Happy Day In The Glove Compartment), NP3, Groning|
|2018||2018 De Line Up, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Utrecht, NL|
|2016||Amsterdam Art Fair, Stigter van Doesburg Gallery|
|2016||Kind-of-Daily, Stigter van Doesburg Gallery|
|2014||I Am Not Doing Anything Until I Feel The Need, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam|
|2014||X Drawings On Language And Communality In A Straight Line, Barbara Seiler Gallery|
|2014||Amsterdam Drawing, Stigter van Doesburg Gallery|
|2014||Liste Art Fair Basel, Stigter van Doesburg Gallery|
|2014||Art Rotterdam, Stigter van Doesburg Gallery|
|2013||Figures, Kulter, Amsterdam|
|2012||A Perfect Day, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam|
|2011||Doodle as Drawing, Slide Room Gallery, Victoria|
|2011||Ja!Live (The Yes Foundation/Stichting Ja), Tæt, 's-Hertogenbosch|
|2011||In- and outside- writing, Voorkamer, Lier|
|2011||Cast an Eye (Without a Blush), Stedelijk Museum|