The paintings and drawings from José Krijnen (1972) act as an abandoned stage where echo’s resound in the form of costumes, postures, gestures, and patterns. Her work forms a reflection on the sizzling presence of the absence. Faces are not shown so as to avoid them immediately adding an individual flavor. The artist is interested in - a phenomenological way - the fluent essence of phenomena as presence and absence, loss and connection, cultural fragmention and cohesion. The handcrafted character of the work shows the time and the attention the artist takes to realise her work. Persistently she takes notice of all details.