Jim Impelmans

Jim Impelmans (Willem de Kooning Academy, 2012) departs from raw photo images of musicians he admires. Creation, destruction, re-creation and coincidence play a big role in his work. Sometimes the original portrait can still be recognized, sometimes only the vague traits of the portrayed can be distinguished in the abstract result. Jim Impelmans’ dark portraits keep asking one question: what is it that defines a person?