Fransiz Anaïs

Cathérine Claeyé

Adam Leech

21 Zones to see in Gallery Emergent, Grote Markt 26, Veurne, Belgium from 29 April till 10 June 2018

"The paintings of Cathérine Claeyé move always on the cutting edge; on the edge of everything and
nothing, the seemingly silly and the sublime. In her landscapes she knows how very little resources,
sometimes just a few, sparse keys or brushstrokes, can reveal a very different spatial experience.
As a result she creates a great tension between the material components of the painting and the
virtual space of the image, between the real and the imaginary, the literal and the possible. That
gives her images a great evocative power and a particular vulnerability, a childlike playfulness and
an existential tension. Maybe we could call this tension between something and nothing, concrete
materiality in relation to that sparkling, fragile, fleeting beauty, erotic."

Frank Maes