Beelaerts’ work references the human body. Her work focuses in absurd ways on it’s more intimate parts, both visible and invisible. Dark and cheerfully it addresses the questions of life: birth and death, intimacy and fear, disease and decay (the interaction between humans and the unmanageable world of microbes).
Her compositions grow from both preparatory and underlying drawings. Found objects, a molar, a toy tree, clothes, fragments of photographs are encompassed in her work, that grows from 2D to 2,5D and 3D. She has now started animation, which brings in the factors of time, movement and sound.
The animation Call it Sleep is a portrait of her father.
Marian Cramer Projects is part of a new wave of gallerists who have made art galleries out of their homes. Like 17th-century salonistes, they aim to spur discussion and create a deeper connection to the artwork.
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