Katrien De Blauwer
Tique | art space is proud to present a solo exhibition with new works by Katrien De Blauwer: Fugue.
Emotions have always been the driving force and main consideration in the work of Katrien De Blauwer. She is strongly drawn to the uncomfortable in human emotion; pain, sorrow, loss, desire. It’s about life and death, what we are, what we signify, how we are loved. Katrien De Blauwer collects and re-uses pictures and supports from old magazines and papers, engaging them in a vision that occurs directly in the hand, becoming thereby more physical and tactile. She gives new meaning and life to what is residual, saving the images from destruction and including them in a new narration that combines intimacy and anonymity. Hers is therefore a work about memory, although never by a process of accumulation but by way of subtraction. De Blauwer’s work calls to mind the techniques of photomontage or film editing, using the cut as border or frame that determines what is visible and essential.