Some statements about the work of Sim Visser
Overlooking the work of Sim Visser one is touched by the beautiful and quiet colours, lots of blue and the calm atmosphere of something that embodies large forces
Jan Kooistra, poet, in the ‘Leekster Courant’ on the occasion of an exhibition at Galerie Brink 7, Yde, in 1984
Inside is nearer to him than outside, is reflected in some extraordinarily beautiful still lifes. (…) There is a deep mysticism of everyday life in this work.
Jan Kooistra, poet, in the ‘Leekster Courant’ on the occasion of an exhibition at Galerie Brink 7, Yde, in 1987
Better, much better than the other works are the washed ink drawings, in which he gives space to the viewer, using light and dark, stripe, spot and dash and at the same time manages to paint and draw his figures in characteristic poses in a sparkling abstract pattern.
Gerard Berends in the ‘Drenthe and Asser Courant’, on the occasion of an exhibition at Galerie Brink 7, Yde, in 1991
According to me the model studies of Sim Visser are of a rare beauty, especially by the way he knows to express the essence of the subject in terms of drawing and colour
Evert Musch, artist, on the occasion of an exhibition at Galerie Brink 7, Yde, in 2002
The poems, sometimes inhibited, and the open prints have as a result an animating tension: the encounter between the artists has succeeded
Ernst Ris, ‘Elsevier Magazine’, 1991, on the occasion of the publication of the collection of poetry ‘Signs of Life‘ by Harm Schepers and Sim Visser
Your drawings, which I saw together now, are not at all wrong. You have the guts to reveal yourself, because if you publish these ladies, they would surely be bought to serve the modern sex life of the Dutch man, as we could recently read in the newspaper. Well, I mean ofcourse the more spiritually inspired man. But you get away with it well because they are sexy, not dirty or sleezy.
Herman Vuijsje, writer and journalist, on the occasion of an exhibition at Kasteel Groeneveld, 2006