We see an artist in picturesque landscapes. Art lovers may recognize the places where the most important painters of the past centuries have painted. Where, for example, Caspar David Friedrich, Ferdinand Hodler, Franz Marc, Claude Monet or Vincent van Gogh worked, Hank Schmidt stands in a checkered shirt in front of his canvas, which rests on an easel. His hand holds the brush, he paints. However, the motifs that Hank Schmidt painted here in Beek's famous predecessor are not recognizable on the canvas: the canvas shows the same checkered pattern that also decorates the shirt of the painter.
Hank Schmidt has been working on the ongoing series “And in summer I do painting” in the Beek. Together with the photographer Fabian Schubert, he travels through Europe to take his own self-portrait. The work thus combines conceptual and concrete art as well as plein-air with portrait painting.
On 30 double pages, the book juxtaposes painting with the photo of its moment of creation. A tribute to modern painting and its documentation.
The first edition is already out of stock, but is still available with the Special edition.