I told you who I am

Solo exhibition by Sara van Vliet in the H.F. Room

Sara van Vliet’s large-scale paintings depict a banality of life and an absurdity of our existence. The everyday takes shape of the remains of conviviality and being together; what do leave behind coffee cups and beer bottles say about these shared moments? In her work, each painted table tells a story about who she’s been with and what they’ve talked about.

Having a background as a top athlete, Van Vliet puts her physical energy into her large canvases as she experiments with plaster, paint, and glue. Contrasts build between the rawer plaster and soft overspray. Using her fingers, she quickly draws in drying plaster, in which used glasses and notes and a crooked table become textured and lively.

For her first solo show in Belgium, she made 6 big canvasses mainly in black and white using airbrush, ink, acrylics and oil on canvas.

With her solo exhibition ‘I told you who I am’, Sara van Vliet depicts the banality of life and the absurdity of our existence. She shapes the mundane life with the remnants of sociability and togetherness. After all, what tells more than abandoned coffee cups and beer bottles?

This solo show shows how talented Sara is and how mature her works became.