Published by nai010 publishers. Text by Sara Berkeljon, Adriaan van Dis, Cherry Duyns, Benjamin Herman, Dirk Jan Postel, Bianca Stigter, Niña Weijers.
Klaas Gubbels (born 1934) is a Dutch artist best known for his minimalist paintings of coffee pots, chairs, tables, bottles and chess boards, but his oeuvre is not limited to the flat surface. Klaas Gubbels, the first-ever monograph on the artist, highlights his works on paper and paintings, as well as his sculptures, assemblages and objets trouvés. Regardless of the medium, Gubbels’ work conveys a tenacious observation of everyday objects. Published on the occasion of Gubbels' 88th birthday, this vibrantly illustrated volume considers the artist’s extensive oeuvre from various angles, enlisting a group of artists and writers—including architect Dirk Jan Postel, storyteller Cherry Duyns and jazz musician Benjamin Herman—to engage with his work. Published in a limited edition of copies numbered 1–88, the publication also features a brand-new piece by Gubbels titled Het ongelijke van hetzelfde.