Galerie Sophie

  • 29/09/2023 • 29/10/2023

    Fibrous Nature in Textured Landscapes- Loes Schepens, Mai Marie Choon Dijksma, Jorick de Quaasteniet en Isabelle Backer

    A curated exhibition of paper installation and wall objects in combination with photographic work. An ode to what you find and can rediscover in the materials from your immediate surroundings.

    Loes Schepens: The paper wall objects (made from local or home-grown plants) that Loes creates convey sensory experiences. They are not immediately recognisable forms; they are sometimes amorphous, often abstract, seemingly simple. The works can be traced back to the landscape, trees, plants and their structures. With these objects, Loes wants to slow down the detachment we experience with nature. They make us aware of references we ourselves experience while walking by the sea or in the forest.

    Mai Marie Choon Dijksma: In my work I experiment with various materials in order to create new textures. It  is very tactile and it is been touched by my hands, an approach I attaches great value. In the installations, which often are created on location, I am searching for the interaction between myself , the surroundings and the material. The process of creation and setting-up is more important for me than the ensuing result.

    Jorick de Quaasteniet, ‘Grasping the nettle’: Where there is culture, there is runoff. The stinging nettle, being a culture following plant, knows how to deal with this. Surpluses in the environment of nitrogen and ammonia she turns into food, dyes and strong fibers. And while she does that, she provides shelter to a large diversity of living creatures. In other words, the nettle has a lot to tell us. We can see her as a solution, not a problem.

    Isabelle Backer: Isabelle collects the material for her works with her camera. She often finds this material in her immediate surroundings. In doing so, she gets close to her subject’s skin. She is always looking for a story, a kind of serene tension. Fascinated by the natural patterns and structures, the effect of light, shadow and colour, her images are created. Who viewed from afar seem to depict abstract images, but upon closer inspection, they turn out to be everyday—sometimes even banal—objects, whose textures that are nearly tangible. The effect is a visual alienation.

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