André Smits (NL)
André Smits portrayed several artists posing in their studios, their work, gazing out a window or in a doorway, seemingly lost in thought. ”Their moment of reflection is something I would like to capture in my pictures,” he explains. ”The question of what compels artists to isolate themselves in order to devote their life to art keeps me busy.” Smits gives us a glimpse into the environments in which artists express their ideas and emotions in paint, shape and color, and where each time a new creative perspective can be opened. Simultaneously, the ever-expanding range of the image of the artist represents an endearing tribute.