2020, холст, масло, лак, аэрозольная краска, 80 x 80 см
The recent works of Chris Vanderschaeghe (BE, 1970) exude a subtle atmosphere of fragility. Fragile in the fragility of the image that attempts to hold on to the momentary moment of a moment. As well as in his visualization of the vulnerability of the human search for something to hold on to.
In each image, a figure appears or disappears from or in a dark and / or lighter thick painted lacquer layer. In addition, the velvety and delicate of a skin always contrasts with the chill of the glossy layer of paint that has been drawn over the painted image, this is sometimes accentuated by a random line or lines in spray paint that completely confuse the look and thus give the abstract strengthens. In this painting-technical contrast the struggle of each individual image arises for its own existence against the fading or fading, like a human memory in the continuous flow of experiences and impressions. It is from this stream of existing images such as photos, films or series that Chris Vanderschaeghe extracts his motifs and reinforces their vagueness and volatility. However, at the same time due to the flurry of recognizability, it sets the viewer on the road when watching.