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Henk Peeters

Nationality: 
Dutch
City of birth: 
The Hague
1925
2013
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Henk Peeters was a Dutch artist. Together with the artists Armando, Jan Schoonhoven and Jan Henderikse he founded Nul groep in the sixties .

Peeters was a tireless organizer and spokesperson for the group. With his international network, he was the perfect man to make a connection between Nul, ZERO, nouveau realists and some other major groups working in this avant-garde line. That way he maintained contacts with the German ZERO artists such as Otto Piene and Heinz Mack, with the Italians Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni and with Yves Klein from France. He was the first to bring the Japanese Gutai group, together with the international ZERO movement. Outside his artistry, he was author of critics and publications and organiser of several exhibitions including the Nul exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

Peeters worked as an artist with ready-made products such as cotton wool or dishwashing brushes or HEMA and Vroom & Dreesmann. That led to works of art that were soft, sensual and even erotic. He also made pyrographics and structures with woven textiles.

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