ABOUT LOTTE VAN DE WALLE
Born in 1985, lives and works in Ghent. Lotte Van De Walle is a modern artist, who was born in Belgium. Belgium has been affirmed itself as an exciting and inventive artistic centre in the second half of the nineteenth century. Belgian art productions were crucial in the unfolding of Surrealism in the 1930s, mainly through the works of Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. As the era of the avant-garde began to take place in Europe towards the end of the nineteenth century, Brussels turned into a hub for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders. She is a Belgian artist who moved to California three years ago. Exploring and uncovering the interdependence between what is familiar and what is unknown has helped her find her place in a new country. She searchs for connections between her perceptions and stories and images from the past, which often results in developing her own mythology. In this diverse collection of daily impressions, ancient symbolism and what she sees and hears in the news, she finds the freedom to interpret the world around her and process contemporary events. Some of her works might seem lively and busy, but there is always stillness present -either in the form of a character staring at the audience or into itself or by directing the viewer's gaze towards an isolated object. It is her invitation to pause and give the picture a chance to unfold its story. We should cherish the fragile and precious bonds between all living things - so much can evolve out of a simple gesture, sight, word or interaction. By investigating the reverse side of what she encounters on her path, unheard stories come to light. She strives for her work to inspire its viewers and show beauty and tenderness in unexpected places.