Jag säger inte mycket, men det jag säger är nonsens (Astrid Lindgren).


Future/Toekomst (theme of show for BINNENste-BUITEN at WG Kunst 18/06-21/09 2022)

Future, faithfully waiting, always surprising; one can always hope, expect, but it's always one step ahead! Is it that Winding Stream, a Carter Family song from which the text in the work (box) is taken(?), what is lurking around the next bend?? Or is the future a 'being' itself, hoping expecting, like the swift (see drawing) that found it's nest year after year in spring above my kitchen... dropping itself from it time and time again asuming it's wings would carry it up.
I have to admit, me, a melancholical being, I rather look back (the swift lost it's nest together with me, my house last year in 2021)... twists and turns, groteque, absurd, dreams (or nightmares) filled with them.
As a visual artist Egge Altena (1962, Rijssen NL) mainly works with oil paints, charcoal, and mixed media on canvas and paper, often using textual elements.
She showed numerous times in the US where she worked and traveled (2001-2013), and sourced and sources a lot of the motives and themes used within the work. Associative and poetical choices are leading, imagery is found within her personal archive as well as in existing (popular) culture. Being trained as a librarian/archivist and thinking like one plays into this.

link to site: BinnensteBuiten WG Kunst:egge Altena