Twins, oil on canvas, 45x30cm, 2019
This series of 'Twins' are painted after old and new images, they are based on a photo in a contemporary magazine combined with a painting from the 17th century. Portraits by Rubens & Van Dyck offered sollutions in paint for contemporary faces. Matching the different elements from both originals, two new persons are created out of them, the twins differ from each other and from the originals. There is a second reading in these twins. When you recognize another person who is also not openly gay in a hetero environment, that's your twin; and nobody understands the nature of your friendship because it is not visible or said aloud.