When did you start painting?
Ida: We started in the late 1990s, early 2000s. At the time it was quite complicated to work in painting, even more so figurative painting. Having a certain spirit of contradiction, we threw ourselves into it with great pleasure, especially in the very classical categories of painting, such as the nude, landscape and genre painting, still life, and even abstract painting.
Wilfried: As nobody wanted to see painting, we were forced, or rather amused, to do things that “could not be seen”; paintings that jumped out at you. Our subjects were pornography for the nudes and portraits. Then we looked for ways to make landscapes because it was a “stupid idea” to make landscapes 20 years ago, it was...cheesy?
Ida: Yes, old-fashioned.