About the artist: Paulus Maassen visited ArtEZ Art academy (former AKI) in Enschede ( Netherlands) and the DAI ( Dutch Art Institute) in Enschede. Since the AKI, Maassen has made paintings that show an interest in the suggestive image. What we see is an assemblage of almost sculpted paint and clay, getting together to form a cryptic image. The sculpture is being taken into the second dimension. For Maassen it's important to leave the interpretation of the work to the viewer.