Carlos Sagrera’s grandparents’ photo archive triggered this body of work: pictorial representations of interiors interweaving the past and present. The abstracted color sweeps are alternated by almost hyper-realistic details. This way the artist creates an intriguing tension between the materiality of the represented objects, of the paint itself and somewhat ethereal and impressionistic effects, much like a fading memory.
Jan De Vliegher is known for his paintings in which colour and composition take precedent over subject matter. De Vliegher captures his subjects with vigorous brushwork working alla prima, wet paint on wet paint to achieve a sense of vitalized reality. The resulting effect is that his works appear to capture a moment in transition, a brief and fleeting moment in time.