Casper Faassen | Portfolio
Casper Faassen (b. 1975) is a painter and photographer who lives and works in Leiden, The Netherlands. The main theme of his work is beauty. The silent, eternal and beautiful is set against a background of apparent decay: Vanitas. His photographs are built up like paintings with different imaginary and physical layers, giving the viewer a feeling of distance and at the same time a voyeuristic presence. Both the paintings and the photo works are purified and rich at the same time, striving to have iconic value.
By combining photography with painted layers, Faassen could be described as either a photographing painter or painting photographer.
In recent past Faassen's works have been exhibited at a number of international art fairs, amongst which the Fotografiska Stolkholm and in various museums such as the Frans Hals and Dordrechts Museums. In the Dordrecht museum his Gezicht op Dordrecht (2015) was exhibited together with the orginal painted in 1651 by Jan van Goyen. The Lakenhal Museum in Leiden acquired Faassen's 'Gezicht op Leiden'.