“My work revolves around the analysis of the gaze and processes at the basis of perception, the fragmentary character of memory and recognition. That which can be perceived or remembered is detached from its common context and translated into spatial, photographic and filmic installations.” Gwenneth Boelens
About the artist
Gwenneth Boelens’ work is concerned with touch, thought and capturing time. Throughout her work she is moving towards an understanding of our response-ability. The porous boundaries between what is internal and external are where her art takes shape. An entwinement can be sensed through abstract forms that often carry a metaphoric charge, whether by the choice of material or of subject matter. The work focuses on how we, and things, move, circulate, distribute, and the blockages that come with that movement; travelling the land, moving the body and mind, movement in communication. This movement is fleeting, like liquid, fluid. She tries to materialize the carriers or vessels of that distribution. The work is a proposal for a momentary solidification, a space between thought and its expression.
“In Gwenneth Boelens’ work, everything revolves around the detail. She scans the space and reproduces her observations in a meticulous manner in collages, installations, photographs, films, and video works. The fact that nothing seems to escape her gives her work a subtle tension.” Nathalie Hartjes, 2008
In Two Minds'In Two Minds' documents Gwenneth Boelens’ practice of the past ten years, comprising photography and sculpture, as well as performative and filmic works. An extensive chapter of notes, written by her partner and editor Nickel van Duijvenboden (…)