Unreal Children

His children’s portraits have been compared to the paintings of Henri Rousseau by his load naive and exuberant. He is a specialist of digital manipulation and composed the final with hundreds of previous photos image. Children Ruud van Empel portrays are not of this world, but not leave all of it. If block you an adjective to the photos is the disturbing nonsense. The Dutch photographer, born in 1958, is an expert in the digital intervention of images. Before terminating an image he makes hundreds of previous photos. With them it is composed landscape that serves as background to their kids and adolescents imperturbable, eyes always open, like frozen statues, devoid of emotions.

Groningen Museum presents a great anthology of the work of Van Empel. PhotoWorks 1995-2010 (1995-2010 photographic work) is the first exhibition of the artist in a museum. Arcadia fertile and lush Van Empel has developed a particular style of working with digital images. The world that creates evokes a paradisiacal place that never existed, a kind of mental of arcadia fertile and lush projection that recalls the paintings of Henri Rosseau. The photographer puebla this Naif universe with children and adolescents that seem innocent and dreamy, but that also give the impression of vulnerability and an astonishment that a horror silent, as if someone had pulled the kids could guess the ability to feel directly and reduced them to the status of fragile dolls. The organizers of the sample described the collection of photos as a feast for the eyes and highlighted the power of images to suggest that something is not quite right. The fascinating depth and enormous Van Empel color palette are also attractions of the exhibition.