Caroline Coolen studied sculpture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Antwerp. She regularly exhibits at home and abroad. In addition to her autonomous sculptures, installations and drawings, she also has work in the public space. In 2010, the first own publication “RAW” was published on the occasion of the provincial prize for visual art in Antwerp. She derives her fantastic color and form from images that she experiences as striking. Dogs, trees, travel experiences get something hallucinatingly pleasant through her deformation or enlargement. The strength of her sculptural work does not only lie in the surprising and disarmed theme. The translation of this into a burlesque and colorful expressionist design through a deliberate mixing of everyday materials underpins the manipulation idea that she uses as a starting point. Or how the banal encourages thinking about new forms.
Camera/Montage: Jan Weynants
Productie-assistentie: Suzanne Palings
In opdracht van: Whitehouse Gallery, https://whitehousegallery.be/nl