A Feast for the eye
Despite all their marvelous beauty, these works are far from unambiguous. Something is not quite right. What is real and what isn't? And is it all quite as endearing as it appears at first sight? This aspect gives the work of Ruud van Empel a fascinating depth, in addition to the enormous spread of color and wealth of detail that make his work a feast for the eye.
Held at the Groninger Museum, the exhibition Ruud van Empel: Photoworks 1995-2010 is the first large-scale museum overview of the work of Van Empel.