Since an African residency period in 2000 the works of Ton Kraayeveld move between poles formed by African (non western) reality on one hand and European (western) cultural and painterly tradition on the other. No tourist clichés however.
Last years his work shows pseudo realistic constructions occasionally referring to Africa. In an exhibition in Berlin in 2003 Kraayeveld presented in a cool conceptual, yet playful ironic way a plan to project an African township in the district of Kreuzberg, Berlin.
bron: inenuitzicht 2005