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Erik Thys. Portraits

One of the publications of the XII Baltic Triennial

The reputation of Erik Thys (b. 1961) rests on his work as a psychiatrist, not as an artist. Thys lives in Brussels where he composes music, draws, and practices in two psychiatric hospitals. On the occasion of this book, Thys invited a colleague, the British psychoanalyst Darian Leader, to reflect on his infatuation with automobiles. The drawings in this book are a small, almost pitiful, portion of the number Erik Thys provided. They came to us on all types of office paper, prescription pads, and whatever else was at hand.

– Anthony Huberman, Scott Ponik, Robert Snowden

Editors: Anthony Huberman, Scott Ponik, Robert Snowden
Text: Darian Leader
Graphic design: Scott Ponik
Publishers: Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius; Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, 2016
ISBN 978-9986-957-70-6
Language: English
272 pages
Softcover, 30 x 21 cm
B/w illustrations

Price: 20.00