The photorealistic paintings by Stéfan Nandancée typically show a lonely person facing wonder, forlornness, or a search of orientation in an absurd environment that promises, but doesn’t deliver guidance. The situations vary, though: an urban setting, a desolated place approaching “the end of the world,” or a spot between life and death. The paintings may be parables of an experience of non-belonging. On a positive note, they can bee seen as invitations to dwell, despite the absurdity, where one cannot belong.

Dr. Hans-Georg Moeller