Madoka X, 2022
Oil paint, color and white print on setasand
120 x 100 cm
Edition of 5 & 2 AP
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50 x 40 cm
Edition of 7 & 2 AP
180 x 150 cm
Edition of 3 & 2 AP
Casper Faassen grew up in Leiden. It was here that he developed his passion for drawing, painting and art. Famous Leiden artists Gerrit Dou (1613-1675), Jan Steen (1625-1679) and Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) were his inspiration. After leaving high school Faassen studied at the University of Amsterdam. He continued to pursue his artistic ambitions, painting daily and thus compiling an impressive oeuvre. The influence of Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) in his work – in particular his (female) nudes – can be seen clearly in both subject matter and strong line definition.
Characteristic of Faassen's works is his continued innovative utilization of material, techniques and disciplines. In addition to painting and graphic art, Faassen devotes much of his time to the medium of photography. It is in his photographic work that we once again see the 17th century Leiden painters who inspired him. His distinctive works depict the classic 17th century themes such as cityscapes, vanitas paintings and flower arrangements.
By combining photography with painted layers, Faassen could be described as either a photographing painter or painting photographer.
Reflecting on his entire œuvre, themes such as transience and beauty but also feminine splendour, form the basis of his work.