Featured Artists

"States of Mind" january - march 2014 

Born in 1958 in The Netherlands. Lives and works in Amsterdam.

Ruud van Empel is a photographer, but his working technique resembles more that of a painter who creates his pieces adding layer by layer, using a camera and a computer instead of a brush and paint. His hyper-realistic images are digital collages of hundreds of photographs taken by the artist himself. This allows him to create images that would be impossible to capture in only one film exposure. “Van Empel's photographic works are both reserved and abundantly detailed, and deal with a wide range of human emotions and yearnings: from angst and uncertainty to dreams of everyday happiness and pure beauty,” says art curator Ruud Schenk.