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Artist LINDA COPPENS

Artist Statement. Exhibitions.

Artist Statement LINDA COPPENS

My passion is creating richly textured and colorful abstract paintings of which the surfaces elude to the many layers that lie beneath.
I work in acrylic/oil/mixed media on paper, canvas or panel.
My work starts with some marks or shapes on which I build layer by layer.
I am a process-oriented painter, I never plan a painting or work from sketches, I just decide to start and one mark, shape or color will suggest the next color or gesture.
The theme throughout my work is about the complexity of the human being and the influence of our past experiences on our current experiences. The different transparent and opaque layers in my paintings refer to the layers of memory and the influence of our past experiences on the present.

 £400, Painting oil and cold wax  Peeking over the fence by Linda Coppens

£400, Painting oil and cold wax
Peeking over the fence by Linda Coppens

 £500, Painting oil and cold wax  In the garden by Linda Coppens

£500, Painting oil and cold wax
In the garden by Linda Coppens

Each experience is coloured by the foregoing. Each layer shows signs of previous layers and includes pieces of life that are trapped inside. Sometimes these traces and pieces of life come to the surface and determine how the surface looks like, sometimes they stay hidden underneath but there always remain traces.
I love to play and experiment with color and materials. My biggest pleasure (but sometimes also frustration) lies in creating chaos on the canvas or paper and then taking up the challenge of creating harmony within this chaos. I build up parts and destroy other parts. With each layer I seek answers and I add or subtract elements to obtain a new equilibrium.
To me, this reflects the increasingly frenetic life and the balance we need to find within.
There is no guiding message in my paintings, only an invitation to the viewer to appreciate it in her/his own way.

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Selected Group and Solo Exhibitions LINDA COPPENS

2017     

Linéair /Dilbeek/Belgium
Open Atelier Ternat 2017 (Open studios tour)
ArtTiestenToer Tervuren/Belgium
Exhibition - CC Strombeek/Belgium

2016     

Exhibition - Guest artist at Lydia Smets (glass art) Open House
Exhibition "A visual Conversation" - CC Asse/Belgium
Kunstzomer Leke - kunstroute

2015     

MAP Eeklo / group exhibition
Open House/atelier Linda Coppens
E-Musée-exhibition Ghent (Belgium)

2014     

Open House/atelier Linda Coppens
Porter Novelli business event – group exhibition

2013     

Kunstroute Kortemark (Belgium)
Arstudio Knokke (Belgium)
Espace Art Gallery Brussels (Belgium)
RV Contemporary Art Kortrijk (Belgium)

2012     

Lubrizol (Luxemburg)
Art Decor Luxe Shop Gallery – Ciney (Belgium)
Miele International (Luxemburg)
ArtHill Gallery (Belgium)
Enovos (Luxemburg)
CASC Europe (Luxemburg)
Fuchs & Associés (Luxemburg)

2011     

Art Decor Luxe Shop Gallery – Ciney (Belgium)
Banque Lloyds TSB (Luxemburg)
Art galery Schepens – Zele (Belgium)
AG2R – La Mondiale (Luxemburg)
Erste Europaische Bank(Luxemburg)

2010     

Art Galery Gerda De Jonghe – Lennik (Belgium)
Galerie Kunstobjectief – Lochristi (Belgium)
Domaine de la Motte – Bousval (Belgium)
Salon International de Sainte Marie la Mer (France)
Salon International des Arts Contemporains à Bruxelles (Belgium)
54e Salon International des arts plastiques de Béziers(France)
Art galery Schepens – Zele (Belgium)

2004-2009

’t Kasteeltje – Denderleeuw (Belgium)
Kasteel La Motte – Sint Ulriks-Kapelle (Belgium)
Belle op Aarde – Art Event Schellebelle (Belgium)
Abbey Affligem (Belgium)
Salon Libr’art – Libramont(Belgium)
Artitude – Indigo Studios Brussel (Belgium)
Salon Libr’art – Libramont(Belgium)
Lineart – International Art fair Ghent (Belgium)
Kruispunt Denderleeuw (Belgium)
Art galery Schepens – Zele (Belgium)

 

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