5 Reasons to love Ruud Van Empel

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5 Reasons to love Ruud Van Empel

Ruud van Empel "STRANGE BEAUTY"

Exhibition October 13, 2012 > February 3, 2013

MOPA - San Diego (CA), USA

visit: mopa.org

Here are 5 Reasons to love Ruud Van Empel

1. TRANSPARENT BOUNDARIES

In his works the boundaries between reality and imagination are sharp and thin, almost transparent. They are invisible, but you can feel them.

2. NO DEPTH

The eyes of teenagers are lost in digital hallucination, suspended in a superficial whiteness that has no depth.

3. FAKE PARADISE

Ruud van Empel's characters live in a strong and vivid nature which is totally veiled by an artificial treatment that creates a fake paradise.

4. PURITY

His works are disturbing for their excess of figurative purity.

5. OVERWHELMED TEENAGERS

The language of mainstream TV, where Ruud van Empel worked, brings in his pictures a melting tenderness towards contemporary teenagers overwhelmed by informations and their sexual precocity.

(Giuliano Federico)


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