Watching Permitted, 40x40 cm
Photographs from the Merkelbach collection from the Amsterdam city archives were the starting point for a series of 6 portraits. Each portrait was combined with a self-portrait of the artist. This resulted in a new character with a story.
We look at a man without text. Maybe he is waiting for something? On someone? At a different time? Or maybe on inspiration? Or maybe he is an actor waiting in the wings for him to get up. Perhaps he was suddenly caught by surprise or has he stopped for a moment - has he taken the time to reflect on his role, on the script or perhaps on his own Self? Then he's waiting for an inspired idea, for a clear vision, for a dancer with spunk or perhaps for the man of the light? We keep looking and wait, because we long to see how emptiness becomes space.