Childhood 2019

The colorful and apparently happy objects look like cakes, candy, but again the artist put the spectator on the wrong leg. The cake forms weigh heavily on underlying or standing small statues, suggesting little children. The statues are colorful or again covered with goldluster. They remind me of the “pleurants” by Claus Sluter (Haarlem, 1350-Dijon, 1406). Small alabaster statues, very detailed worked out, supporting the tomb of Philip the Bold. Interesting is Reinhilde’s relation with the poems of Ivo Konings. They tell her story, they go to the heart of it.  She cuts up the poems and transforms  them very subtle into a skin, covering the apparently cute little statues. Pain can remain unnoticed.

Johan Valcke