Simon Pasieka

This morning I was trying to wake up with a cup of coffee in front of the television. In Holland we can recieve a German television station called ARTE. It shows a lot of programs about … eh … yes … art. While waking up I watched a program about the German artist Simon Pasieka.

He was born in 1967 in Kleve/Niederrhein. He lives and works in Köln and Paris. He told he was very interested in the fenomenon of experiencing things for the first time. That is the reason why the people he depicts are of young age, between childhood and adolecense. This is a period in a human life in which one expriences a lot of things for the first time.

He makes large acryl paintings and black and white drawings on canvas. He shows people who experience all kinds of things, while they are surrounded by nature. This people are taken away from their ‘normal’ life in modern society and placed in a primaeval situation that looks like paradise, or the garden of Eden. It looks as if the depicted people are experimenting with aspects of human life.

I think his work is very fascinating. Click here if you want to see some of his works.

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