HUGO KAAGMAN  STENCIL KING
                                                                                  Painting of 3 doors in the copy of the Royal Palace, Nagasaki, Japan. In 1994 Kaagman joined the project of colleague artist Rob Scholte and Harald in Japan. Just outside Nagasaki the Japanese have built a Dutch city with exact copies of the Dutch original buildings.The crownpiece of the city is the palace Huis Ten Bosch. In its Orange hall Scholte has painted a collage of Dutchmasters with the title "Apres nous le deluge".The three doors and also the sides and ceilings of the windowsite overlooking the garden were left for Kaagman to make a Delftblue tile patternpainting filled with contemporary pictures.
3 doors finished from top to bottom. Work of weeks in a Royal Ambiance with public. Spraying in the Queens House, a Copy in the Copy, a Renaissance, East and West, the World Around. At first glance we se an authentic tilewall with Dutch folklore, when we look closer we identify, in newspaper realism, exotic confrontations. The world of today, with history, mystery and prophecy encadred in a matrix of patterns.  A psychedelic review of the last Fin de Siecle.
Huis ten Bosch, Japan, 1994
An outright paraphrase on and Delftblue  tile panels Hugo Kaagman sprayed on the wing doors to the garden drawn by Marot. In his stencile technique Kaagman refers to encyclopedic superstars and VIPs from art, science and politics. Apart from the graphic spicy physiognomies, these doors are a distinguished quiet moment and they are accurate situated in the main axis, the white cloudy air with its Seeghers-like effect of crumbled etching lines is the opposite.  Wim Beeren, het Parool, 1994