Gies Backes (1977) takes the inspiration for his paintings from his immediate surroundings. In these he is not drawn by special or deviant objects or situations, on the contrary, he is more interested in banalities. At least, that’s the way it seems. A plastic garden chair, a lit chandelier, a kerbstone, some plastic garbage containers, a midweek caravan, a look through the window of a Chinese restaurant, a piece of flooring or a window plant. Persons rarely appear on his canvases.
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