Closer to You
Over a period of more than a year the dutch artist has portrayed his wife in a wide variety of techniques. This massive amount of portraits in watercolor, pen, pencil, oil and more are hanging close side by side over two floors in the Kunsthal. The portraits are in different sizes, all with different frames, often on recycled paper. As his wife she has probably been the easiest model to portray, and at the same time it has been done with a deep affection. This is a grand dedication to her, both with the classical posing portraits and the voyeuristic everyday situations. The variety of techniques and motives are impressive, but most eyecatching is the arrangement of the pictures, in a long line with no space between. Probably against all rules of exibition aestetics, but this is what creates such a strong impression.
Exhibition page here