Freek encountered the work of Constant during his studies (history). After graduating he worked for Fondation Constant to document Constant’s library. During this process he became familiar with Constant’s books, a source of information which is very valuable when studying an artists’ work and life. When Freek got to know Constant’s entire oeuvre, it inspired him; how he kept breaking new ground, questioning his own work critically. He thinks Constant embodies different forms of critically dealing with existing frameworks: sometimes he opposes them radically, sometimes he just dances with them without rejecting the old. This diversity of attitudes is what makes Constant interesting for the present, regardless of its art-historical significance.