Ruud van Empel at Museum Belvédère


Ruud van Empel: Floresta #1, 2018 © Ruud van Empel

Art photographer Ruud van Empel has made a name for himself around the world for his fictitious children’s portraits set in paradisaical worlds. In his latest photo series, the artist (born 1958) concentrates exclusively on nature.

The photographic work presented in the exhibition titled Ruud van Empel – Making Nature, is made up of complexly combined collages, where trees, plants and flowers are given a highly polished finish. As with his previous series, the natural-looking constructions are based on reality, while also being imbued with a mysterious atmosphere and feeling of alienation. This means that the work is both romantic and artistic; its beauty is achieved through composition, without denying its artificial origin. This ambiguity is reflected in the exhibition’s title: Making Nature.

Ruud van Empel’s work is found in many leading international museums, as well as numerous company and private collections, including that of Sir Elton John, among others.

Further information available at: [Museum Belvédère]