Jeroen Kooijmans, Artist in distribution, Netherlands, 1967

Jeroen Kooijmans' (1967) work is characterised by small, but highly significant interventions. Evident in the choice of the framework or a subtle adaptation of the recorded material in the montage at a later stage. In a lively, carefree manner, Kooijmans succeeds in presenting extremely realistic images. His work seems to be closely related to that of pure observation, as if it is a direct translation of that which Kooijmans saw or imagined. He lays his cards on the table so that the observer can happily look, think and dream along with him. Coolly and serenely, he shows us rare moments in which people dream and fantasise, leaving reality and 'the madding crowd' far behind them for a while.