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The Wry Aesthetics of Co Westerik
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The Wry Aesthetics of Co Westerik

(Saskia Bak) The Low Countries - 2001, № 9, pp. 190-196

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Co Westerik is a loner in the post-war art of the Netherlands. He combines a craftsmanslike technique with an utterly unique style and approach to his subjects. With very oddly chosen images, in a distorted perspective and a different scale, he is able, while focusing on physicality and flesh, to make tangible such major themes as pain, fear, desolation and death.

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