Katrien de Blauwer’s ‘Painted Scenes’ – “Using pictures and photos from old magazines and papers she gives them a new narration that combines intimacy and anonymity. Her works resemble the procedures of photomontage or film editing, where the cut serves as a frame that marks the essential. The collage effects a kind of universalisation, emphasizing the impossibility to identify with a single individual, yet allowing to recognize oneself in the story. Her work deals therefore with memory. Memory by accumulation rather than by substraction.”
Source – artist profile.