Frits & Linda
In 1995 I made a series of portrait studies at the Art Academy in Den Bosch. My life was a bit schizophrenic. I went to art school, I had several side jobs, and I went to house parties. It was a powerful and exhausting time with transitions and transformation.
These are two people from the house party scene. My then-boyfriend Frits and Linda, a girl who somewhere appeared and partied with us and seemed to be always there.
In hindsight, I can say, how strange to share these intense times with each other, being so incredibly close. Sharing so much with each other in a unique sort of bubble. But also not really being “there” It was more like an ongoing fleeing or an ongoing running.
Together but not Really
The faces are tumbled. Which side is up? Is it a horizontal painting or a vertically placed painting? Is it the beauty and the beast? Is the blond long-haired beauty lying in the lap of the beast? I remember he did not particularly like the beauty. Yet she was always there. They are painted together. Yet they were not together at all.