THE WORK OF BELGIAN ARTIST VALERIE DECLEER, IS AN ACT OF CREATING INTIMATE CONNECTIONS
VALERIE DECLEER | ARTICULATE #16 | JULI 2018
The work of Belgian artist Valerie Decleer is an act of creating intimate connections – an effort to reflect the exhaustive wandering through the labyrinth of one’s mind, prisoned by embodiment. Her productions ranges from illustrations, paintings, collages and photography, offering a reflection upon existence.
In the inexhaustible source of existence Decleer uncovers very precise themes. Within her work she dissects themes such as ‘death’, ‘love’, ‘life’, ‘truth’ and ‘science’ and has been described as a mix of emotions aching towards mysterious inner creativity to survive.
In an interviewed by Luca Curci for It's LIQUID Decleer describes her preferred subjects to origin from nature and the human body, adding that everything potentially is a subject of art.
“We are living exiting times where art and digitalization are colliding, immersive experiences are becoming reality,
colliding physical and digital worlds, searching and redefining ‘interoperable’ identities and borderless communication in a way that languages are irrelevant.”
In her series Thanatophobia, Decleer uses the camera to describe her inner emotions, in reaction to her father’s death. Finding herself entangled in a complex web of emotions and reactions.
“I felt disorientated, as if I had lost my place and purpose in life. I was living in a different world.”
The bodies represent the artist, feeling anxious, submerged – unable to breath, run over – aching bones, dissolved – losing herself.
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