Drager Meurtant

Visual artist in several media 2-D and 3-D with a start in 2012 after carreer in biomedicine. Often using discarded material for abstract or primitive figurative presentations.

Drager Meurtant (1951, artist alias of Gerard Rutteman), has since young age interest in art. For long this remained in the margin of his work as veterinarian-biomedical researcher. His creativity did find an outlet in poetry from early years on. At the age of 61 he decided to translate his perception of life in visual art: sculptures (assemblages), collages, graphics and paintings became part of the spectrum. As autodidact and with experience in carpentry, natural materials (wood, stone) in addition to construction material are at the basis of his assemblages. Much of the basic elements are from demolition- / remnant materials ("recycling art"), some are 'objets trouv├ęs'.
A leading principle is the fascination for the processes of development and decay, as these occur in nature, but also in products made by human hands.
When images are created, these often contain the 'state-of-being' and perception of the existence, in the fragments of which experiences are build. The expression of such a perception in different mediums, reflects the languages used by the artist. Not seldom are elements made to 'clash', by the artist, by use of different materials or state of genesis / decay, in order to visualize the tension, that is inherent to the existence.
At walks in city, village, or industry-zone, but also in nature, photography becomes another means to grasp the world we live in. Also in graphical work, painting and collage, this vision is active.

Kunstwerke (9)

Drager Meurtant, 2018

All humans are equal

Drager Meurtant, 2013

Building on the move

Drager Meurtant, 2013


Drager Meurtant, 2014


Drager Meurtant, 2016

Progress halted - 2

Drager Meurtant, 2015

Crawling over layers

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