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.
Additional financial support is provided by The Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam.