a personal exhibition of Bildhalle
Bildhalle presented a special solo exhibition with the latest works of the Dutch photographer Casper Faassen at Art Rotterdam.
Faassen exhibits work at Art Rotterdam under the title “Madoka”, and he has selected images from the dance series Movement, landscapes that seem as seen through the mists of time, still lifes and portraits captivating.
Faassen creates fascinating works of art, using his characteristic and unique combination of photography, painting and crackle application. Additionally, Bildhalle captures Faassen’s dynamic approach by exhibiting a cloud as a living work of art, illustrating the juxtaposition between appearing and disappearing, a main theme in the artist’s works. The attentive viewer will also notice in his work other themes such as the ephemeral, beauty and feminine splendor.
Casper Faassen grew up in Leiden. He saw works by the famous Leiden masters Gerrit Dou (1613-1675), Jan van Goyen (1596-1656) and of course Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) and this fueled his passion for drawing, painting and painting. art from an early age.
He studied at the University of Amsterdam, where he continued to pursue his artistic ambitions, painting daily and thus compiling an impressive body of work. Here he met more contemporary artists like Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920). This is particularly reflected in his nudes, with analogies in the treatment of the subject and in an equally strong similar line drawing.
Faasssen presents himself as a dynamic artist: he constantly questions his materials, his techniques and his disciplines. He creates contemporary work with modern means – but here and there silent references to cityscapes, vanity images and floral arrangements from Rembrandt’s golden age creep into his designs.
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