In Places Without Faces, Kaspar Dejong and Ruben Raven focus on the forgotten beauty of the everyday, especially its marginalized aspects. Both artists develop their ideas in a similar way and work in a multidisciplinary way with materials such as ceramics, glass, painting, video and readymades.
In the project, the works of both artists are fused into collaborative pieces on the subject of urban (and human) vulnerability. They create a multi-part installation that encourages the viewer to become part of the exhibition. The scenography is reminiscent of everyday life in the city, but differs in detail.
Kaspar Dejong (° Maastricht, 1995) studied at the Willem de Kooning Academy and the Sandberg Institute, with residencies in Vienna and Barcelona. His work has been shown at Art Rotterdam, Ballroom Project Antwerp, Kunsthal Ghent and Ballroom Gallery Brussels. Dejong was nominated for the Sluijters Prize 2021 and the Buning and Brongers Prize 2022. His work is part of the private and corporate collections of DSM, Nationale Nederlanden and Maastricht UMC+. Dejong received the Young Talent Stipendium from the Mondriaan Fund 2022.
Ruben Raven (° Almere, 1995) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. His graduation project was presented at Galerie Ron Mandos. In 2021 he participated in a residency program at stARTwell in Amsterdam. His work was shown at Art Rotterdam 2022, and Museum M in Almere.