Francois du Plessis

Biography

"François du Plessis creates out of the material available to him, the book, totally new sculptures which combine the dimensions of surface and space,suitable to absorb and store ourstories. – Many objects, sculptures or installations are no more than
interpretations; interpretations of figures of historic stature, of spatial perception, landscapes and architecture. Rather seldom are such as François du Plessis’ book objects, which offer us something truly new. " Stefan Skowron
2013

Born in Zimbabwe, du Plessis has exhibited internationally, including at art fairs in Cologne, Brussels, and Amsterdam, and in galleries and private collections throughout Europe. He lives and works in Germany.

Born

1961 Zimbabwe, Africa.


Selected Exhibitions

2021  Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA

            Chiefs & Spirits at Art on Paper 2021, Chiefs & Spirits

            Chiefs & Spirits at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, Art Wynwood, Chiefs & Spirits

2019 Art Palm Springs, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

         Art Market San Francisco, Caldwell Snyder Gallery

         SCOPE Miami, Caldwell Snyder Gallery

2018 35th Anniversary Show, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco

2018 LA Art Show, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2018 Art Market San Francisco, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, SF, CA.

2017 Gallery Freitag, Aachen, Germany.

           St. Mortiz Art Masters, Switzerland.

2016 Gallery Freitag, Aachen, Germany.

2015 Gallery Freitag, Aachen, Germany.

           Art Fair, Cologne, Germany.

           “Book Stories” - Stern Wywiol Gallery, Hamburg, Germany.

           Contemporary Art Fair, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

           “Livres D’Artistes” – Espace St. Mengold-Huy, Belgium.

           Art Karlsruhe, Germany.

           KunstRai, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

           Positions Berlin, Germany.

2014 Galerie Freitag 18.30, Aachen

           Art.Fair, Köln

           “Papier Biennale 2014”, Museum Rijswijk, Netherlands.

2013 “Book Stories” – Kunstverein Xanten

           “Book Stories” – Galerie Negen Punt Negen, Roeselare

           “ART 2013 Art Fair”- Utrecht, Galerie Chiefs and Spirits, Den Haag.

           “Book Stories” – Galerie Freitag 18.30, Aachen, Germany.

           “Reactivation”- Betonbox, Düsseldorf

           “DIE GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW Düsseldorf” – Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf

           “Affordable Art Fair” – Brüssel, Belgien, Galerie Chiefs and Spirits, Den Haag

2012 “Miniaturen” – Galerie Freitag 18.30, Aachen

           “Affordable Art Fair” – Hamburg, Galerie Chiefs and Spirits, Den Haag.

           “Affordable Art Fair” – Amsterdam, Galerie Chiefs and Spirits, Den Haag.

           “Arti 12 Art Fair” – Galerie Chiefs and Spirits, Den Haag

           “Gruppenausstellung”- Galerie T, Middelburg

           “Art Ulm – Int. Kunstmesse”- Artco Galerie, Herzogenrath

           “Open Art Fair” – Utrecht, Galerie Chiefs and Spirits, Den Haag.

           “Ostrale”- Ostragehege, Dresden

           “Zeitgenössische afrikanische Künstler in der Sammlung”-

           (Kindermann Sammlung), Pfalzmuseum Forchheim

           “Art and Antique Fair”- Rosmalen, Galerie Chiefs and Spirits, Den Haag

           “Livres D´ idéés de Livres”- Musée des Beaux-Arts, Verviers

           “Gastarbeiten”- Nadel Fabrik, Aachen

           “DIE GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW Düsseldorf”- Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf

2011 “Neue Positionen”- In Situ, Maastricht/NL”Miniaturen”- Galerie Freitag 18.30, Aachen.

           “Small is Beautiful”- Monos Art Gallery, Lüttich

           “Arti 11 Art Fair”- Galerie Chiefs and Spirits, Den Haag

           “Alternate Current”- Slib, Hasselt

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Selected Artworks

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Cut Books

29 x 30 x 2 inches

220143

Gold Fever Edition

Gold Fever Edition

Cut Books

20 X 20 X 2 inches

220142

The Picture of Dorian Grey

The Picture of Dorian Grey

Cut Books

16 x 16 x 2 inches

220141

All the Gold in the World

All the Gold in the World

Cut Books

18 x 18 x 2 inches

220140

The Return of Hercule Poirot

The Return of Hercule Poirot

Cut Books

20 x 20 x 2 inches

220139

Two Can Keep a Secret

Two Can Keep a Secret

Cut Books

24 x 24 x 2 inches

220137

Mrs. McGinty's Dead

Mrs. McGinty's Dead

Cut Books

24 x 24 x 2 inches

220136

The Guilded Ones

The Guilded Ones

Cut Books

24 x 24 x 2 inches

220135

Tara's Eyes

Tara's Eyes

Cut Books

24 x 24 x 2 inches

220134

500

500

Cut Books

24 24 x 2 inches

220133

Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors

Cut Books

28 x 28 x 2 inches

220132

Born

1961 Zimbabwe, Africa.


Selected Exhibitions

2021  Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA

            Chiefs & Spirits at Art on Paper 2021, Chiefs & Spirits

            Chiefs & Spirits at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, Art Wynwood, Chiefs & Spirits

2019 Art Palm Springs, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

         Art Market San Francisco, Caldwell Snyder Gallery

         SCOPE Miami, Caldwell Snyder Gallery

2018 35th Anniversary Show, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco

2018 LA Art Show, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2018 Art Market San Francisco, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, SF, CA.

2017 Gallery Freitag, Aachen, Germany.

           St. Mortiz Art Masters, Switzerland.

2016 Gallery Freitag, Aachen, Germany.

2015 Gallery Freitag, Aachen, Germany.

           Art Fair, Cologne, Germany.

           “Book Stories” - Stern Wywiol Gallery, Hamburg, Germany.

           Contemporary Art Fair, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

           “Livres D’Artistes” – Espace St. Mengold-Huy, Belgium.

           Art Karlsruhe, Germany.

           KunstRai, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

           Positions Berlin, Germany.

2014 Galerie Freitag 18.30, Aachen

           Art.Fair, Köln

           “Papier Biennale 2014”, Museum Rijswijk, Netherlands.

2013 “Book Stories” – Kunstverein Xanten

           “Book Stories” – Galerie Negen Punt Negen, Roeselare

           “ART 2013 Art Fair”- Utrecht, Galerie Chiefs and Spirits, Den Haag.

           “Book Stories” – Galerie Freitag 18.30, Aachen, Germany.

           “Reactivation”- Betonbox, Düsseldorf

           “DIE GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW Düsseldorf” – Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf

           “Affordable Art Fair” – Brüssel, Belgien, Galerie Chiefs and Spirits, Den Haag

2012 “Miniaturen” – Galerie Freitag 18.30, Aachen

           “Affordable Art Fair” – Hamburg, Galerie Chiefs and Spirits, Den Haag.

           “Affordable Art Fair” – Amsterdam, Galerie Chiefs and Spirits, Den Haag.

           “Arti 12 Art Fair” – Galerie Chiefs and Spirits, Den Haag

           “Gruppenausstellung”- Galerie T, Middelburg

           “Art Ulm – Int. Kunstmesse”- Artco Galerie, Herzogenrath

           “Open Art Fair” – Utrecht, Galerie Chiefs and Spirits, Den Haag.

           “Ostrale”- Ostragehege, Dresden

           “Zeitgenössische afrikanische Künstler in der Sammlung”-

           (Kindermann Sammlung), Pfalzmuseum Forchheim

           “Art and Antique Fair”- Rosmalen, Galerie Chiefs and Spirits, Den Haag

           “Livres D´ idéés de Livres”- Musée des Beaux-Arts, Verviers

           “Gastarbeiten”- Nadel Fabrik, Aachen

           “DIE GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW Düsseldorf”- Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf

2011 “Neue Positionen”- In Situ, Maastricht/NL”Miniaturen”- Galerie Freitag 18.30, Aachen.

           “Small is Beautiful”- Monos Art Gallery, Lüttich

           “Arti 11 Art Fair”- Galerie Chiefs and Spirits, Den Haag

           “Alternate Current”- Slib, Hasselt

"François du Plessis creates out of the material available to him, the book, totally new sculptures which combine the dimensions of surface and space,suitable to absorb and store ourstories. – Many objects, sculptures or installations are no more than
interpretations; interpretations of figures of historic stature, of spatial perception, landscapes and architecture. Rather seldom are such as François du Plessis’ book objects, which offer us something truly new. " Stefan Skowron
2013

Born in Zimbabwe, du Plessis has exhibited internationally, including at art fairs in Cologne, Brussels, and Amsterdam, and in galleries and private collections throughout Europe. He lives and works in Germany.

Francois du Plessis
Biography

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Francois du Plessis

François du Plessis’s book objects are made of many layers of printed pages, velvety linen bindings or soft covers, and colorful bookmarks. From these simple materials, he transforms books into sculptures that rarely resemble books but rather cross-sections of trees or aerial views of terraced landscapes with swirls of brilliant color.

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