Jaap Scheeren

Who are you and what do you do?

If you translate my name to English you get Cut Shaving and that isn’t something I regularly do. In short, I -mostly- photograph my experience of reality.

Who/what inspires you?

Disagreement, authority and discoveries.

What themes do you pursue? 

The ones shown in my work and perception

Why art?

Because cow was not an option when I grew up.

Name some artists you would like to be compared to.

Well, difficult one, since comparison is not what is aimed when you work. I like to stick to what John Baldessari wrote down “No more boring art”. Hopefully I can get up to the challenge to keep on being surprised. Be serious and relative.