Conversations assume handwritten texts in pencil based on a ‘conversation’ with the novel ‘Last Summer in the City’ by Gianfranco Calligarich. The process of applying layers of varnish and new layers of text to the surface changes both the image and the very materiality of the work. Paradoxically, the oversaturated image evokes a void or an openness, becoming a mirror in which its own layers of meaning reflect and resonate.


Installation view: Bernd, Hanne, Liesbet, with works of Bernd Lohaus, Hanne Lippard and Liesbet Grupping, Violet, Antwerp, 2022.