Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven

Year and place of birth: 1951, Antwerp, Belgium Location: Antwerp, Belgium

The extensive oeuvre of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, in short AMVK, is very diverse. Nevertheless, her work is immediately recognizable: colourful, layered, feministic and strongly socially critical. She establishes links between technology, sex and imaging in our current society. She draws on various sources of inspiration, from research to artificial intelligence through alchemy to soft-pornographic images, bringing them together in a new universe. Strong, self-assured women are pivotal in this, to counterbalance the classic female nude in traditional art. She deploys materials and techniques from commercial graphics: hard Perspex, plastic and bright colours. In combination with schematic black and white contrasts, another graphics element, fascinating images come into being.

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