Drawer. Can effortlessly be classified as a hyper realist. His subject matter varies from landscape to crime scene. He handles historical photographs, from the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, as an archivist. Each image is minutely deciphered and copied in all its fascinating and horrific detail. Including all mistakes and blurry parts which are contained in the original photographs as well. The most alienating aspect of his work is the large scale he works in. Razor sharp while the original photograph never had this size. His work poses many questions. About the revolting subject of death and disfigurement that is abruptly alternated with drawings based on old photographs of a nature paradise in Africa. About drawing itself, because his work shows a craftsmanship and rigidity we don’t often see. And about being an artist. Does he experience drawing as an exercise to get better and more detailed? Or is it necessity, almost like a question of life or death?
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