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Elise Berkvens is fascinated by the tension between the flat surface of the painting canvas and the suggestion of three-dimensionality. In her work the artist explores the boundaries of both physical and mental space.

Press Release

The recent paintings by Elise Berkvens (Schijndel, NL, 1982) are the ever temporary products of a complex process of searching and exploring. Berkvens is fascinated by the tension between the flat surface of the painting canvas and the suggestion of three-dimensionality. As a starting point, she often uses pictures or other images of nature, architecture, or interiors which challenge her to …

The recent paintings by Elise Berkvens (Schijndel, NL, 1982) are the ever temporary products of a complex process of searching and exploring. Berkvens is fascinated by the tension between the flat surface of the painting canvas and the suggestion of three-dimensionality. As a starting point, she often uses pictures or other images of nature, architecture, or interiors which challenge her to literally and figuratively put a twist on them. The two-dimensional images are folded, bent and/or cut up into three-dimensional objects. Subsequently, these extremely fragile models are photographed and …