In a world where we look at ourselves and identity plays an important role in games, social media and life itself. Artist Jan Eisse Pentinga tries moving into the thoughts and emotions of people associated with the searches for personality.
Working method: Jan Eisse Pentinga is inspired by the psychology and identity of people. By using these two elements he develops literary characters that are psychologically enlarged, which he places in an environment where they then react. Using these complicated characters he can ask questions and do research how these characters function in a designated environment. Answers to the questions about themes of quests for freedom and authenticity; are obtained through the created narrative compositions.
Within his work he is mainly occupied with symbolistic art and likes to use four different disciplines; writing, photography, film and performance.