During a residency in RAVI (Liège, june-sept 2016) Van der Linden has used the city of Liège as her subject. She was
appealed by the idea that the city can be experienced in two ways : “from inside” as a participant of daily life and “from
above” as merely a viewer. These different dimensions originate from the fact that you can find yourself in a higher position
by climbing the hill that encircles the city.

From this point of view, the city becomes an object to study. Van der Linden uses the aerial perspective in her drawings to
give them a kind of distance where new associations can arise. She plays with different buildings and shapes that are
typical in the landscape of Liège and transforms them in gradations of grey pencil surfaces.

(pointe de vue - 2016)


 
SOFIE VAN DER LINDEN


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