Kristof De Clercq gallery is happy to present new works by gallery artists Veerle Beckers (b. 1976 - BE) and Jeff McMillan (b. 1968 - US) at Art Rotterdam 2023. For both painters texture and materiality are extremely important.
Veerle Beckers' paintings start from details of reality or images, which are extensively simplified or abstracted. The subjects, the manner of painting, and the matter, often reminiscent of frescoes, give her work an emotional charge.
Jeff McMillan's works tilt between two and three dimensions: through folding, pleating, ironing or other techniques, his canvases often become, in a sense, sculptures. Procedures, chance, exposure to the elements of nature, duration and deliberate artistic choices determine the result. His work is about the traces of time and impermanence.