Monday, June 28, 2010

marcel ceuppens

Marcel Ceuppens is an art director and graphic designer from Belgium. His digital paintings of the "everyman" is very reminiscent of Rene Magritte... the faceless man, a simple setting...

I feel that Ceuppen's paintings are very relevant for the present day, where too many people have a hard time differentiating between their work life and their personal life...

From Aqua Velvet:
Marcel’s protagonist—his “everyman”—appears solo or with cookie cutter duplicity throughout these paintings. Each work possesses a specified narrative within a spare, minimalist context and no doubt is very communicative. It is easy to either directly relate, or be rather familiar with this universal character as he conforms to the expected norms of both life and work in an unresisting manner and as he passively observes out of the ordinary natural disasters. Our protagonist appears detached; he is faceless and nonemotive but we empathize with him nonetheless.


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