"With a profound sense of wonder Winnie Claessens recreates worlds in which interpretations are stimulated, the imagination seduced. Claessens' installations are strongly narrative and are evidence of her background in scenography and fascination with film. Each installation is an immersive universe in which the beautiful and the sad, the comic and the tragic, the good and the bad can coexist.
Claessens usually translates these grand narratives into a smaller material form. She reconstructs the often melancholic scenes and atmospheres in fragile models. These aesthetic scale models transcend their purely applied function; they are an ode to craftsmanship, manual creation and attentive observation."
Read here the full text Eline Verstegen wrote about Winnie Claessens on the occasion of the exhibition "Now on its way to the ⸻" "Copy, one Alpha" "⸻ enduring laboratory in orbit"
A selection of previous work
‘I’ve done..questionable things…’
Date: November 17 – December 22, 2019
Photography: Tomas Uyttendaele
I've done... Questionable things...' , 2019 - Mixed media - 65x95x102 cm
'The Great wild white silence', 2016 - Mixed media
Sledge', 2013 - mixed media - 4x16,5x5,5 cm
'Phonetic Choreography', 2016 - Mixed media - 20x30x35 cm
'Slum', 2012 - Mixed media - 28x35x22 cm