When Sam Drukker (1957) recalled his youth in Assen, he thought of these four people, who represent power play (who is the strongest), first love and awakening lust. He enhanced these Asser Herinneringen (Assen Recollections) by painting them on four huge canvases of 180 x 75 cm each. Drukker chose ‘living material’ and used wood, tarpaulins, mailbags and a substrate with a weathered history. Drukker is fascinated by life, by people and their psyche. He paints from emotion and evokes emotions in the viewer. This painting permanently linked Drukker to Assen and was acquired by the Drents Museum within the scope of a major alteration and renovation.
Sam Drukker, Asser Herinneringen (Assen Recollections), 1997