Casper Faassen, born 1975 in The Netherlands, is a visual artist that grew up in Leiden, where he developed his love for drawing and painting, inspired by the classical paintings of Leiden-based painters such as Rembrandt, Dou and van Goyen. His work has been exhibited at numerous international art fairs and in museums such as Fotografiska (Stockholm), Frans Hals Museum (Haarlem) and Museum de Lakenhal (Leiden). Recently, the Dordrecht Museum presented his 'view on Dordrecht' together with Jan van Goyen's original from 1651. Casper's unique style, mixing photography and painted layers in his work and juxtaposing subject (beauty) with form (decay), has gained praise from critics as well as the public.