Solitude is Bliss

Issue n˚1

INTRODUCTION

Like the realm of childhood, the fantasy of solitude is a safety valve. Especially for the artist, solitude suggests space, an unburdened breath in which to create free from a life crowded with unnecessary engagements. Yet the slower life of isolation and the limbo of quarantine during the pandemic, was disquieting. Solitude without a clear end takes the shape of a dream-gone nightmare. It is at once escapism and prison, an opening to the infinite,  and a mirror boring into the imperfections of our former selves. 

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© Katrien De Blauwer. Courtesy the artist
Katrien De Blauwer is represented by Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire and Gallery FIFTY ONE