Welcome to the opulent world of the super-rich in the 1990s, late 20th century. Jan Worst composes their neoclassical, luxurious interiors through images he finds in lifestyle, interior and fashion magazines. In this nouveau riche realm, children and photo models seem like extras. Weary of their own... beauty. Hedonism that devolves into ennui and dissipation. Bookcases serve as stylish decoration. Quite ingeniously, when viewed from close up what appears to be a smoothly photoshopped picture turns out to be deftly painted.
Text: Chris Reinewald
From: Museum MORE: 100 jaar realisme, 2020, Gorssel