26/04/2023 - 27/05/2023

Contemporary - Painting

Adelheid de Witte - Any Wishes?

Tue-Fri: 12-6pm; Sat: 12-5pm

Adelheid de Witte is an autodidact, painting behind closed doors for five years before beginning to show her paintings in exhibitions in recent years. Representation proving too restrictive, her works have become progressively more abstract as her practice has developed. De Witte’s works on canvas, combining atmospheric explorations of light and shadow with calligraphic lines in bursts of colour, will be shown for the first time by Cadogan in April 2023.

Her abstract landscapes delegate figuration to the background. With elements that vaguely recall real objects or phenomena in the natural world, she pushed the boundaries of the two-dimensional space provided by the canvas further away. The landscape evoked by her cloud-like structures and mysterious planes, fades out and eventually evaporates. It is left to the viewer to project their own notions of landscape onto the incidence of light represented.


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