from Morandi series
Casper Faassen’s works consist of more and less transparent photographic layers. The image is completely visible only where the subject touches the glass. Everything else remains distant, stimulating the imagination of the viewer. This technique was inspired by Rembrandt, who worked out just a few strategically placed details in his otherwise crudely painted images, thus capturing the essence in just a few strokes. Much of Faassen’s work is inspired by traditional subjects from the Dutch Golden Age: he creates still lifes, portraits, nudes and landscapes using combinations of painterly and photographic techniques.
For his most recent series, however, Faassen took inspiration from an artist from a different time and place than usual: the 20th-century Italian painter Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964). Faassen created his own personal, updated version of Morandi’s distinctive still lifes of vases, bottles and bowls.
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