Lisette van Hoogenhuyze’s work consists of layers, patterns and color arrangements, derived from various visual motifs within leisure culture such as a day at the beach. The beach is a place of fantasy halfway between water and land. Behind the positive imagery of bath towels and cool boxes lies an interest in keeping up appearances, identity, and stereotyping. By literally and figuratively pushing boundaries the artist researches and questions the conventional rules in painting through cut-out and torn dangling canvases.
Recently, the artist has been exploring the use of text and ceramics in her practice, influenced by artisanal history and the extensive presence of everyday relics.