"Hommage a Samuel van Hoogstraten 8"
Biography: “I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fantasy to what is positively trivial.” Charles Baudelaire, poet and art critic
They are undeniably photos, and yet my work might be said to be almost non-photographic. The subject is not important, only the intrinsic value of the image.
I reduce my models to a form, line, concept or theme. This results in picturesque contours, the monsters of my fantasy.
Struck by our corresponding view on art, I started a dialogue with the art critic...