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Lotta de Beus

Between us (Through my mother's eyes), 2007

For Lotta de Beus (1974), painting is all about finding new images. Images that you initially immediately understand, but that subsequently raise questions. She starts with photographs and 8 mm films, which she says she ‘lets pass through her’. Her paintings are created by simplifying forms, alterin ... g colours and increasing or reducing contrasts. Important aspects of De Beus’ work include the application of multiple layers of oil and acrylic paint, and elements such as lighting, underexposure and discolouration. We can ‘read’ her paintings as isolated fragments of a much larger story, as in this scene – what’s happening here? There are no concrete meanings. De Beus’ powerful works shine thanks to her ability to stimulate the imagination and rouse curiosity. The alienating, sometimes even threatening vibe in De Beus’ work is in line with the tradition of Neorealistic painters such as Carel Willink (1900-1983), Raoul Hynckes (1893-1973) and Pyke Koch (1901-1991). From 1993 to 1998, De Beus attended the Minerva Art Academy in Groningen. She returned to the academy as a guest lecturer in 2009, and between 2010 and 2012, she lectured at the Klassieke Academie in Groningen.
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Lotta de Beus
Between us (Through my mother's eyes)
Oil on canvas
120 x 150 cm (h x w)
Type of object
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