HESTER OERLEMANS | HURRY SLOWLY | SOLO EXHIBITION In Hester Oerlemans work opposites collide: the domestic and the nomadic, the Western and the Eastern, the familiar and the strange. The artist is fascinated by the sudden proximity of that which comes from afar. She is triggered by the colors and exotic patterns in photographs, but also by the underlying issue of global migration. The drawings look direct, unadorned, and fresh; they show undisguised traces of their creation. The key to their energetic effectiveness is the linework, in particular that inimitable balance between precision and nonchalance, between spontaneity and perfection. It’s this quality that Oerlemans translate into larger-scale paintings. Oerlemans doesn’t use paintbrushes but stencils and sprays cans. By working in series she notice as a painter that you can do with less and less. Hurry Slowly, the title of the exhibition, can be understood as an invitation to suspend overly premature conclusions, even just for a while.