Jaap van Ek | Pleasure 01
oil/acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, 2008

The eyes! I prefer to paint the eyes! That’s what Jaap says when you ask him after what he loves the most in the portraits he paints. Portraits of boys and men and the emotions in the eyes. Bright colours and so called “clean” pictures on the canvas is what he wants. Always inspired by the beauty of the male body.