Zone, 2017, oil on canvas, 56 x 101 cm

"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, Emergent galerie, Veurne, Belgium


IDENTITIES

Cathérine Claeyé, Jo De Smedt, Arpaïs Du Bois, Lola Lasurt, Stefaan Vermuyten

in galerie El, Welle, België



"Cathérine Claeyé schaaft voortdurend aan haar landschappen, 'Zones', als innerlijke portretten.
Met schrale olieverf schildert ze de vrijheid van de leegte. De leegte van het (nog) niet weten
vergt tijd van de toeschouwer maar zuigt hem langzaam achter de coulissen van het landschap."

in H art Magazine van 18 mei 2017 door Eliane Van Den Ende