Stephanie Maeseele
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Lot Details

Oil on canvas
36 x 30 in. (91 x 76 cm.)
Year: 2020
Extra Info:

Signed, verso

Location: Ghent, Belgium

Seller: Stephanie Maeseele, Belgium.

On my process: I always start off with going through my archive. I’ve got lots of photographs, art books, postcards, magazines. I scroll through them to get inspiration and build up the next painting in my head by ‘stealing’ parts from here and there... After my granddad passed away a few years ago, he left me with tons of slides. That’s what I’m mainly looking at over the last couple of years. Hundreds of pictures he took on his many travels mixed with pictures from family gatherings. Although I haven’t been to most of his travel destinations, I do feel connected to the imagery. By combining parts from different sources, I make it my own. I start on the canvas straight away, without making a study in advance. My main objective is to let the different imagery merge with each other without suggesting any form of hierarchy to them. After I worked on a painting for a couple of days, it feels like the painting is starting the get a logic of its own... It’s all there and I need to unravel it, it’s like a puzzle I need to complete. On my subject matter, I never aim to be a storyteller in any way. I’d like to think I make paintings about painting.

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