"I'm better with images than words" she said.
One might have to be very eloquent to surpass her imagery.
We were instantly charmed by the work of Joëlle Janssens.
"Before emoticons existed, I ended all my texts with * X *. This is a living series that spans several years, and might never end."
Joëlle's works submerge the beholder in a magic-realistic world where bounderies between masks and monsters, movie sets and dreams fade.
What with identity when reference points are blurred?
"My husband is an artist too, a very good one if I may say so. For a project some time ago he made a mask and now he just keeps on making them."
We feel there is quite a pleasant contradiction between the distancing of the masks and the intimate surroundings, between the crafted reality on the pictures and the familiar reality behind the scenes.
She will open her own temporary gallery at KUNSTWERKKUNST:
WED 22 JUL: 3-6 PM
THU 23 JUL: 3-9 PM (vernissage 7PM)
FRI 24 JUL: 10 AM- 2PM
SAT 25 JUL: 10 AM -2 PM & 3-7 PM
SUN 26 JUL: 10 AM - 4 PM