Published on Friday, February 9, 2018
© Katrien De Blauwer
February 9 - April 7, 2018
Gallery FIFTY ONE is thrilled to announce its first solo show of Antwerp based artist Katrien De Blauwer (Belgium, 1969). ‘Double’ presents new works, full of movement, sensuality and, above all, mystery.
The collages of Katrien De Blauwer flirt with fashion, dance, cinema, and photography. Some call her a “photographer without a camera”. Others would define her work as “post-photography”. Using magazine images from the 1920s until the 1960s, her work is all about recollection. Like a photographer, De Blauwer cuts/reframes images, pasting them together with others, or with monochrome strips from those same magazines. This process is a spontaneous one, kindred to the methods of a painter as well. While creating, De Blauwer uses different palettes with limbs, still lives, dark tones, colours… She applies her old and worn materials very sparingly, thus producing precious and fragile pieces of art, that are, moreover, of an exceptional openness and appeal.