Willem van Genk

1929 - 2005 the Netherlands, Amsterdam

Willem van Genk
Willem van Genk

To Van Genk, the world is full of threats he wants to map with his work so he can outsmart them. Van Genk creates his own world from maps and pictures he cuts out of travel guides, brochures and magazines.

Willem Van Genk COPYRIGHT: Nico van der Endt - Galerie Hamer

He undertakes his own trips, preparing thoroughly. He studies roadmaps, train- and subway lines, airline routes and timetables. He sees a web of connections everywhere, used by the ‘enemies’ to influence him. In his complex universe of cities, stations, zeppelins, overhead lines and transmission towers, he himself is the great regulator behind the controls of vehicles.

© Portrait: Nico van der Endt – Galerie Hamer