Jaap van Ek | Hij was verlegen en onbeholpen
oil on paper on mdf, 40 x 30 cm, 2022

Jaap van Ek shows the vulnerability of men and boys on his paintings. His portraits are characterized by bright, fresh color and imaginative backgrounds which are also a layer in the figures. Often the tension of an image is enhanced by a special cutout he has made. He finds his inspiration in the beauty of the look in the eyes of human beings, the man, the boy.