Exhibition: 19 Oct – 30 Dec 2019
Sat 19 Oct 18:00
1015 KB Amsterdam
Still moving forward in stretching the photographic boundaries, in this Fall show Casper Faassen partly looks back on where it all started, his initial source of inspiration: Rembrandt. The moment he stood face to face with The Night Watch marked the beginning of 35 years of drawing, taking photographs and painting. The first painting he ever made was a colorful interpretation of the Shooting Company on his bedroom wall. 4 October marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death, and this is the reason for Casper to investigate the common ground between the artist’s work and his own.
The exhibition will open with a self-portrait. It will also feature several more literal stylistic Rembrandt interpretations such as a photographic reworking of ‘A Woman Bathing in a Stream’, or the famous drawing of Hendrickje sleeping. We will see a still life series of objects that Rembrandt collected, mixed with photo works of objects Casper collected himself. Besides this Rembrandt study, we will present some brand new works that can also be traced back to painterly tradition but are more Casper Faassen then anything else.
Although it doesn’t seem apparent at first sight, Rembrandt has a profound influence on Casper, still.