Exploration of the interface between painting and installation
Two tracks can be discerned in her work, which both start from the same research but diverge widely in terms of strategy and form. On the one hand, she creates works in series in which she seeks a ‘grand void’ by playing with the suggestion of what is around and between the separate pieces. The other line of works are large canvases that invite the viewer inside the painted space while making the painting itself explicitly a part of the actual space.
In these large pieces, Ezra focuses on the (immersive) ‘world’ in the canvas, while in the series pieces an important role is played by the white spaces between and around the works.
Ghent-based Ezra Veldhuis graduated within Visual Arts at KASK, Ghent, and is prone to explore the interface between painting and installation.
The text is based on her graduation’s spread of 2017.
For more information about her, you can always visit her website.