RHoK Academie Brussel

Marieke van Wuytswinkel

Marieke van Wuytswinkel

Een tekst waar ik van hou: 

‘I never saw this strange dwelling again. Indeed, as I see it now, the way it appeared to my child’s eye, it is not a building, but is quite dissolved and distributed inside me: here one room, there another, and here a bit of corridor which, however, does not connect the two rooms, but is conserved in me in fragmentary form. Thus the whole thing is scattered about inside me, the rooms, the stairs that descended with such ceremonious slowness, others, narrow cages that mounted in a spiral movement in the darkness of which we advanced like the blood in our veins.’ (R.M. Rilke)

Korte professionele biografie: 

° 09/08/1987 Brussels (BE)

Van Wuytswinkel (°1987, Turnhout, Belgium) is an artist who works in a variety of media. With a conceptual approach, Van Wuytswinkel wants to amplify the astonishment of the spectator by creating compositions or settings that generate tranquil poetic images that leave traces and balances on the edge of recognition and alienation.

Her artworks appear as dreamlike images in which fiction and reality meet, well-known tropes merge, meanings shift, past and present fuse. Time and memory always play a key role. By questioning the concept of movement, she finds that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humour that echoes our own vulnerabilities. The artist also considers movement as a metaphor for the ever-seeking man who experiences a continuous loss.