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Catherine Vermaut. Belgium °1969

Don’t expect a ‘pretty’ face. The portraits of Catherine Vermaut show humanity in all its guises: tenderness, transience, vulnerability, youthfulness or the loss of youth. In short, they have all the fascinating distinctiveness of real human beings.

Their skin reads like a many-layered map of the human face.

The expressively drawn faces are confronted with the sober, white painted surfaces of the clothing: pure, minimalist and without detail. 

The resulting works are simple and almost naïve, but at the same time they have a strong visual and emotional impact.

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