P.O.V. Window Nr. 15 Rotterdam
Boogaerts essentially concentrates on painting on windows, using tinted oil or soap and brushes, along with window wipers and some other cleaning materials. The work may be presented as a performance, a maquette or an animated video shot in stop-motion. At its core, there is always an element of time.
Boogaerts depicts everyday scenes with ordinary objects, familiar landscapes and cityscapes. In her very own way, she revives the tradition of the window painter invited by shopkeepers to decorate their vitrines with large painted texts and visuals, a tradition from the era when neon signage, large plotted stickers or flat-screen monitors were not yet cheap and readily available. Her vitrines are empty and quickly disappear. The oil keeps the pigment from drying, always ready to be erased, either by the hands of the artist or nature’s elements.
Part of the exposition Nuts & Bolts, Thu 26 Jan to Sat 4 Feb, 11:00-20:30, Het Atelier, free admission
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