Celina Vleugels: At The Wunderwall Antwerp
Celina Vleugels translates her imagination into intimate drawings and textile works which tickle our senses. The tender structure of the textile installations, that originate from thread, textile, paint, hand embroidery, felt and recycled material, brings us comfort. In contrast to the soft material, Celina Vleugels tackles rather difficult themes in her work: how do we deal with the loss of a loved one? Do we need to protect ourselves? Am I truly my own self? The weight of these concerns, compared to the light materials, causes both contradiction and complementarity.
This young artist, graduated in both painting and textile design, seeks a place where she can reveal the most vulnerable version of herself, without feeling judged. As a viewer, your sense of time fades into the background as Vleugels takes you along into an imaginary world, longing for the days of the past.