Jan Willem Maris
The work of Jan Willem Maris is about space, expressed in paintings, photographs, 3D constructions and installations. His two- and three-dimensional work stems from a fascination with the influence of space on the mood and from a love of constructions. In this context, squares are special places in a city, because in a square you can feel protected and free in space at the same time. Maris made this series of photographs as part of a research into the character of a certain square in Barcelona, which he also executed as a spatial installation and elaborated in paintings.