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Iris Van der Kerken

Painter, ° 1976

Lives and works in Mechelen (BE)

Since her graduation, Van der Kerken’s work has been centered on developing a distinctly figurative and narrative – often autobiographically inspired – oeuvre.

Her way of working is not an exuberant exploration or celebration of painting. Layer after layer, the images gradually take shape. It is a slow process that is a representation of ongoing inner conversations, self-examination and contemplation.
Oil and canvas and the long and rich history of painting are the means by which these reflections are translated into a universal and contemporary visual language in order to communicate with a like-minded audience.


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