Stolen Space Gallery..>Basstein is a Dutch artist, who made his impact in the Netherlands not only with his art, but his influence as a DJ in the music scene which he thrived in for ten years. Now, he has returned to art with full focus, using his experience from his musical background in his artwork. His work is composed in a similar manner to the way music is composed, with samples and varying layers and elements which come together in harmony.
Basstein chooses images which resonate with him through researching books and magazines.
“Combining images from fashion magazines with a piece of a comic book illustration or part of a classic painting, felt similar to sampling a bass line or snare when crating hip hop music”. – Eric Basstein.