Thursday, January 4, 2007

Metamorphic fragility

I saw this work for the first time almost a decade ago. It is an impressive piece of art. Especially if you realize that Juul Kraijer (1970 born in Assen, the Netherlands) made this work only with charcoal on 70x50 cm paper. So simple. So complex. Perhaps it is not her best piece, but it is this one piece that got glued in my memory. I was convinced to have seen this particular work in 1995, which is not possible, because it was made a year later and the exhibition I visited was in 1998. (See this website for her work, texts and exhibitions:

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