Tina Gillen

 

presented by Crown Gallery

 

 

Born 1972 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium

 

 

Tina Gillen's paintings are mainly figurative, showing fragments of reality whose schematic nature makes them abstract and alien. She formally isolates elements from her own photos, thereby constructing clear and interesting compositions whose elements balance between two and three dimensions. Tina Gillen's paintings use a colorful pallet and yet they give an impression of desolation . She often lets architectural forms pop out of the canvas in such a way that known forms become abstractions of color fields . Sometimes she enlarges the experience by adding unusual elements to her painterly environment. Her works are estranging.

 

 


Tina Gillen, Red Bungalow, 2008, acryl on canvas, 135 x 270 cm