POURVOUS Thomas Raat
POURVOUS – Thomas Raat
Three color silkscreen print on paper
42 x 59.5 cm
Edition of 25
handsigned and numbered in right corner
frame not included
Pour Vous means in French ‘for you’. Thomas Raat responds to the
commercial strategy of tempting people to make purchases with
words and images. Typography and the tension between autonomous
design and mass production play major roles in his work.
The letters POURVOUS are screen printed in RGH, a system for mixing
a large number of colours by using the four basic transparency colours,
including black. The design of work refers to a famous Bauhaus standard work:
The Bauhaus: Weimar, Dessau, Berlin, Chicago
Thomas Raat (1979) is a visual artist based in Amsterdam.
He won the Royal Award for Modern Painting in 2003 and 2004.
His work is shown in i.e. Museum de Lakenhal, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam,
Schunck Heerlen, The Armory Show New York etc.
Work in collections incl de Lakenhal, Schunck, ABN AMRO,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs etc.