Han Nefkens’ interest in the work of the Dutch photographer Rob Nypels (Leiden, 1951) dates from 2009, when Els Barents, director of Photography museum Huis Marseille in Amsterdam, curated the exhibition ‘Only Gaze a While Longer’ with landscape photographs taken in France’s Massif Central. The publication for this exhibition has been made possible by Han Nefkens H+F Collection.
Recently Han Nefkens commissioned Rob Nypels to make new work with the purpose to give it in long-term loan to Huis Marseille. Due to personal reasons Nypels was unable to work in his beloved French landscape anymore, but luckily for us he found new inspiration in southern towns. His new urban photographs still carry the Nypels signature, mysterious and blurry, and are of great beauty.
The series will consist of about fifteen photographs and will be exhibited in Huis Marseille in the near future.