VISIONARY REVUE

THE SEVEN METAREALISTS
THE META-REALISTS

      But it was only in the 1970’s that Johfra would begin to experience some success. During this time, he exhibited his works as part of a group of seven painters called the Meta-Realists, including Diana Vandenberg and Ellen Lórien. This exhibition toured through the Netherlands and Belgium, and attracted much attention.
      A book by Hein Steehouwer called De Zeven Metarealisten gave the group further recognition, while another book by Pierre Borgue (Johfra, op de grenzen van het avontuur) concentrated on Johfra’s works exclusively.
      In 1973, Johfra also completed his masterwork, the triptych Unio Mystica (below - click for detail).

    UNIO MYSTICA (1973)


UNIO MYSTICA

      Then came the 1973 commission to paint the Zodiac as a series of posters for Verkerke Reproductions. The international publication and distribution of his work brought him world-wide recognition.


 
 
 


PARIS - SPRING 2003

JOHFRA: SELF-PORTRAIT
JOHFRA: SELF-PORTRAIT AT THE AGE OF 46


ASTROLOGY BOOK COVER

      The Hermetic canvases which Johfra produced in this period are among his best-known works. The artist later wrote a book called Astrology: Signs of the Zodiac (1981) which offered his own meditations and interpretations of the Zodiac series.




 
 
 


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