The work takes you, like in a good book, to a world unknown.
Chaos, a multitude of movement and colour.
That is what you see at first sight. But if you look longer, you see a certain structure, calmness and new elements from your own imagination.
One look will not be enough.
An Craps is living and working nearby Brussels and graduated in June 2017 from the BKO academy for visual and audiovisual arts in Overijse.
Her portfolio consists of colourful abstract works, based on existing images reflecting at first sight a world full of negativity.
Nature disasters, slums or melancholic situations.
An sees a certain beauty in these images and that is what she wants to show to the viewer, even in negativity lies beauty.
Strongly influenced by the abstract paintings from the 1960s, the work is large-scale expressionist, aiming for an emotional interaction between viewer and painting.
The works are made with various materials: oil paint, oil pastels, collage techniques, varnish, acrylic and aerosol.
She uses a powerful gesture and likes to play around with the paint and materials witch is applied with the hands, different techniques and many layers to create depth.