The exhibition La Côte features the series of works Marijke van Seters made in Normandy, France. She stayed there several times at the coast to study the influence of light on the retreating water. The sea itself does not interest her. She is focused on the contrasts that occur when light falls on the beach. She is also fascinated by everything that becomes visible when the water recedes. Like the rocks overgrown with seaweed, and pools carved into the sand where micro-ecosystems exist. She captures these moments in photographs and later transforms them into paintings, chalk drawings and watercolours.
Marijke van Seters works in a slow process, where a multitude of layers creates an image. Working from extensive archives of photographs, her paintings are studies of light in nature. This results in images, which can look abstract, but always commemorate a feeling of recognition in the beholder. They appeal to the urge to regain contact with nature in an ever more complicated society.