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Ruud van Empel: Strange Beauty

13 Oct, 2012 - 3 Feb, 2013

Explore the extraordinary world of Ruud van Empel in the artist's first solo exhibition in an American museum. Created with a singular artistic vision, van Empel builds vibrant photomontages of fascinatingly fabricated realities. Strange Beauty features over 40 of van Empel’s digitally enhanced pieces, displaying images of perfect beauty with mysterious and captivating undertones. Van Empel constructs his works through staged photography, digital enhancement and collage. His modern technique and composition is a product of an artistic journey, which spanned graphic design, theater and television. Hence, each image holds a distinctly theatrical air.

Strange Beauty is made possible by the generous support of our lead sponsor, UC San Diego Health System. Follow UC San Diego Health System on Facebook

Additional financial support is provided by The Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam