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Association and suggestion play an important role in the work of expressive artist/photographer Paul Bogaers (1961, The Netherlands). He smartly combines his own photos with ‘found material’: snapshots, images from books and magazines or any other existing picture that he encounters and is amazed by. Bogaers does more than just re-presenting existing pictures. He invites the viewer to look over his shoulder and surprises them with the new structures that appear. The merged images open up like flowers, giving way to new meaning. Bogaers makes dull pictures sparkle, as he reveals the beauty of the ordinary that normally stays hidden behind our first impression. His work is a praise for the range of human imagination and the miracles of our world that we so often fail to notice.

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