Friday June 7 - 6pm
Book launch
Conversation with Clémence White, director of Karma Gallery

In collaboration and presence of KARMA 


Carole Vanderlinden - A slipping glance - Karma Books 2024
Texts by Melanie Deboutte & Ory Dessau - Edition of 500
120p - EN - 18,5x17,5cm - clothed harcover



Carole Vanderlinden (b. 1973, Brussels) paints improvisational works that are at once elemental—form, line, gesture—and dense with spectral layers. Working since the mid-1990s, she pares the world around her down to its essentials: shelter, sustenance, nature. In her canvases and works on paper, she is unhampered by the constraints of a single style, instead reacting to the provocations of each composition and the possibilities of her medium. Abstraction and figuration coalesce, while collage, drawing, and planes of thick, hand-mixed oil paint harmonize. Though they are informed by myriad art-historical movements, particularly the Dutch masters, the European avant-garde (especially Dada), folk art, and the aleatory strategies of John Cage, her paintings nimbly elude the trappings of categorization, equally animated by music, quotidian life, and philosophy. Vanderlinden likens her painting practice to a shield that protects her from, and helps her grapple with, the world around her. Vanderlinden lives in Brussels. 
Her recent solo exhibitions include LLS Paleis, Antwerp (2023); PLUS-ONE Gallery (2022, 2020); de Warande, Turnhout, Belgium (2019); Gallery Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerp (2019); Zwart Huis, Brussels (2018); and De GARAGE, Mechelen, Belgium, (2016). In 2017, she participated in the ​​Kathmandu Triennale. Vanderlinden’s work is included in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K), Ghent, Belgium; Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp; National Bank of Belgium, Brussels; and Flemish Community Collection.