'An empty landscape', 2003 – 2006

I started this series during my study at the Art school in Arnhem (2003). This series of paintings are dealing with persons situated in an urban landscape. The paintings are inspired by film: especially 'Film Noir'.

Together they can be seen as a storyboard for a film, a film situated in the night, twilight or evening, where fear and alienation are a distinct element. The choice for a panoramic seize of the paintings (200 x 70 cm). The composition and use of theatrical lighting is a way of bringing cinematic influences in the paintings.

The viewer can make his own story of these empty landscapes, situated in locations that are all realistic and close to where I live.