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Watercolorist Edith Meijering (1962) investigates and sharply observes human behaviour in all its aspects. In her work, modern life expressed in social media, low-culture, internet, stereotyping and clichés is linked to the universal themes expressed in art: life, death and suffering. Meijering’s work shows the private made public and modern life role-playing. She breaks through the barriers of conventions to lay bare the naked truth.
Meijering uses fresh, fruity and a-typical colors. They form a thin layer, unveiling soft drawings and often writing that show their vulnerability and fragility. Meijering’s world starts to present itself and draws you in. Nothing is what it seems. Our initial impression gets ruthlessly transformed into observing a scene where power, dominance and subjection reign and determine the roles we play. Carefully composed identities are deconstructed. The tragic and grotesque are simultaneously shown. The beauty in passion is revealed. Paradoxically, authenticity and freedom seem to depend on the masks we wear nowadays.
Meijering presents her multi-layered well-observed take of the human condition without any moral opinion or judgment, expressing the obvious and hidden, the raw and secretive. She guides us into a fascinating universe where the unconscious gets revealed and pure instinct plays, inviting us to surrender.