Those bastards in caps come to have fun and relax by the seaside instead of continuing to work in the factory
PHOTOGRAPHY, PAINTING
The mixed-media images are the result of negative prints exposed to light and altered with paint, perforations and scratches. They are interpretations of specific neo-impressionist paintings by Signac, Seurat and Henri-Cross. I was quite interested in the technique used by the neo-impressionist (divisionism and optics) and have been testing how appropriating similar aesthetic principles could have a relevance nowadays. I focused mainly in neo-impressionist landscape paintings from the south of France, or representations of spectacle (e.g. such as Seurat’s Le Cirque). The title of the project is in reference to the negotiations of the French Popular Front, which in June 1936, lead to the approval of the first paid holidays for workers. I’ve been very interested on the implications of the emergence of ‘tourism for all’ and the expectations of leisure with its utopian intricacies.
Photos: Janssen Adrians, E.C. Thomson

installation view at TENT, rotterdam
installation view at TENT, rotterdam
installation view at TENT, rotterdam
une clairière en provence, fine art inkjet print, 140 x 175 cm, 2015
installation view at TENT, rotterdam
installation view at TENT, rotterdam
le cirque, fine art inkjet print, 105 x 80 cm, 2015
femmes au puits, fine art inkjet print, 105 x 80 cm, 2015
étude pour la clairière, fine art inkjet print, 105 x 80 cm, 2015