Paintings by Belgian artist Stefan Nandancee focusing on his wife as a recurring character. The small-scale works portrays his wife as an ambiguous figure with short hair, jeans and hoodie that seems to hide her gender. There is a philosophy of emptiness and a melancholy vision reminiscent of the works of Caspar David Friedrich that feature a solitary figure contemplating the value of human existence at the present time.
In order to create an intimate paradigm, my work is focused upon my wife Jo as a recurrent character. I believe that when you look at someone long enough you can discover the whole humanity. Throughout the past few years, I have produced a series of miniature size paintings wherein Jo embodied a sort of anti-heroine facing adversity. I painted these pieces on a smaller scale to invite the viewer close to the work whereby s/he could more fully appreciate the tiniest details. I hope that this planned proximity is promoting an ongoing dialog. Ultimately, I try to be an objective observer of my time; but most of all, to capture the inner essence of Jo within the absurd choreography commonly referred to as "the human condition."