Émilie Terlinden finds great inspiration in the paintings of Renaissance masters like Rogier van der Weyden and Jan van Eyck. In her work, Terlinden pays homage to them by incorporating iconic artworks of these masters into collages, folding them or by painting these pieces by the candlelight's twilight. This process results in a contemporary image filled with classical references that evoke recognition in the viewer. An example of this can be observed in the 'Calathea Maranta' series, where she painted a still life from various angles, alluding to a Vanitas still life.
Terlinden: "The concept of time is crucial to me. Throughout my development, I have cultivated a slow practice, which, in an era where lengthy creative processes are rarely encouraged, I consider a statement as a contemporary artist."
Émilie Terlinden is a Belgian visual artist. She lives and works in Brussels and studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels.