Born June 26 1950, Groningen, Netherlands.
Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Bert Mebius’s drawings have the offhand simplicity and crude directness of casually made notes and sketches. They are unsophisticated and with many. Both their multitude and their simplicity are the outcome of a lifelong process.They are mostly made of simple materials: pencil, ink, ballpoint pen, felttip pen, watercolour, stationery, scrap paper. Bert Mebius’s drawings suggest that they are about something, that they signify something or other, have content, make sense even. They present human figures, landscapes, animals, objects, interiors. They show things happening, people talking, people acting. They bring up a wide range of subjects: religion, politics, sexuality, travel, art, education, violence, mental-health care, mother nature, philosophy, science. They give vent to anger, love, opinions, doubts, prejudice, insights, lack of understanding.