Published on the occasion of the exhibition Justin de Verteuil Nexus May 12th – June 17th, 2023 Caprii, Orangeriestr. 6, 40213 Düsseldorf.
Since January 2023, our project space Caprii is open and energising playful collaboration and dynamic exhibition-making in the local Düsseldorf artscape. Each of the solo and group exhibitions of Caprii is accompanied by a booklet, which offers an extended plane for holistically encountering the praxis of the respective artists.
The third edition displays a series of new works by Justin de Verteuil (b.1990). Based in Düsseldorf, the artists work shows of figurative oil paintings revealing the intricacies of the human experience as an individual existing in a complex interpersonal society. Characterised by the tension between proximity and distance, his compositions depict individuals in multilayered group settings or as isolated figures, capturing situations emblematic of contemporary and timeless phenomena. The spaces peopled by Justin’s figures extend through their atmosphere and dimensions the inner reality of their inhabitants and act as planes of projection for the viewer: a play of ambiguity and details, grounded in settings referencing the familiar and mundane. Born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, de Verteuil studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
The booklet series is made using remnant paper stock sourced from Druckerei Kettler.