Introduction

Is a painted diary full of images, free from the self, that notes memories and feelings or holds peculiar events. Sometimes a...

Is a painted diary full of images, free from the self, that notes memories and feelings or holds peculiar events. Sometimes a system of pictograms is used, self-found pictograms that are sprinkled or noted over the story. They are unique and are used over and over in other constellations.

No use of the computer without pictograms. I see it as a language of its own that can be clarified, so that the story is readable and understood.

Very often it is about banal daily events: a walk and what you see with it, a broken roof, plucking out a fruit tree, a disease, pain or fear, a thinking written, noted, drawn in a completely unique language.

The unbiased, childlike and completely unique of the image form a separate series in my work, started in 89 and still persisting. It brings out many aspects of life and views on it.

The works are always related to my life. This makes them unmistakable. Initially they are large, but from 2000 onwards they are usually in 42 x 29 format.

Gabriëlla Cleuren 27.09.2020