Iris Van der Kerken
Painter, ° 1976https://www.irisvanderkerken.be/Iris_Van_der_Kerken_Schilderijen/index.html
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.