Ik Eerst I



Oil on canvas

70 x 60 cm

€ 1950



The work “Ik eerst” depicts the suspected corrupt VVD politician Jos van Rey in a disfigured manner, with multiple sets of eyes. Here, Bastianen expresses his concerns regarding democracy how he experiences it in its current form; a system that is controlled by powerful corporations and one that does not stand for the wellbeing of the people.