¬© Emo Verkerk, photo: Henk Schoenmakers
25/04/2010 - 13/06/2010
Emo Verkerk (1955, The Netherlands) can look back on a long career in which he has been alternatingly in and out of the spotlight. Meanwhile, he has assembled and painted a large body of works, freely making use of the biographies of personalities such as writers, artists, and musicians who happen to fascinate him in one way or another. These interests have led him to rethink the significance of painting in a very personal manner, without necessarily basing this approach on the artistic dogma of ‘newness’. His artistic freedom yields, time and again, an inventive and unexpected creative play of themes, materials, colours, and motifs.