During his Red-piano-concert in the Rotterdam Ahoy
Elton John wore the number ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’
on to Ruud van Empel. The English pop idol is a fanatic
collector of his work and a big fan. This is the trailer of the
documentary ‘beyond innocence’ that was directed and
produced by Erik van Empel, the artists brother and was
broadcasted in the Netherlands on september 7, 2011.
Opening at Stux Gallery: Ruud van Empel-Sunday-New Photographs-September 13 – October 20, 2012 Stux Gallery ispleased to announce an exhibition of new works by Ruud van Empel, Renowned for his digitally collaged photographs of children in mysteriously lush paradises, his images confront photography’s authority of authenticity with painterly stylizations and an almost cinematic experience of parallel time frames.
Art and new media
How do technical developments affect our culture? New media inspire contemporary artists. Contemporary artist Ruud van Empel uses photography to make his own fantasy images. With the computer program Photoshop he changes every detail of the reality. (Dutch – NTR School TV, November 26, 2013, National Television broadcast)
A project that tells the stories of photographers, inventors & others navigating the epic changes from film to digital in photography.
(English – A project on Kickstarter by Harvey Wang, 2014)
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