The photographs of Rob Nypels seem to have no other orientation or organizational structure than that of the sun’s position and the water’s current. They are colourful and lovely, but not paradisal. Though dark and awe-inspiring, there is no eeriness in them. The imposing solitude is offset by an appealing uncertainty. Showing a fondness for an atypical existence as an artist, which involves some degree of isolation determined by nature, and having a fascination with the unknown (practically the obscure).

Els Barents

From ‘Only Gaze A While Longer’, on the photography of Rob Nypels.
Published by Huis Marseille Amsterdam. May 2009