These Marcel Ceuppens 'Everyman Digital Paintings' are Existential

 - Mar 15, 2012
References: web.mac & mymodernmet
In the 'Everyman Digital Paintings' series, Marcel Ceuppens depicts the quintessential "everyman" living in the contemporary era. In each image, the artist places a man dwarfed by his surroundings. Reminiscent of the 1950s, the man is shown wearing a suit and fedora in every picture. True to the blank-slate nature of an everyman, Marcel Ceuppens avoids giving this character any facial details; the viewer is left to project their expressions on to his face.

Many of the scenes are inspired by the minimalist modern architecture of the mid-twentieth century. A style of building that many consider stark, austere and alienating. However, these are probably the qualities that Marcel Ceuppens was aiming for when he set out to create the series. Other scenes are even more sparse; some depict no background at all.

If Marcel Ceuppens was aiming for alienation and anonymity, he hit the nail on the head.