Like Harry Markusse, multidisciplinary visual artist Rutger de Vries (Zwolle, 1987) started his visual quest in the graffiti scene. But unlike in Markusse's oeuvre, you can still clearly see this reference one-on-one in his work.
Therefore, his experiences as a graffiti artist are the direct inspiration for the painting installations that De Vries creates today. These are characterized by elegant and daring wall pieces in which he uses self-built mechanical painting machines. His method of integrating everyday utensils into his work is also a nod to his roots in the Street Art scene. In his own words, he makes what you could call Post-Graffiti Art. De Vries currently lives and works in Berlin but can often be found in the Netherlands for his participation in art fairs and group shows. In 2020 he made the installation of Rhombi on behalf of HIM. Rhombi is the plural of a rhombus, diamond in English, which refers to the diamond pattern of this structure and the railings on the fifth floor of Het Industriegebouw.