Anita Thevissen

Outside the Box

September 5 - September 27, 2023

Reception: Thursday, September 7, 2023, 6-8 PM

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Belgian artist Anita Thevissen makes watercolor and ink paintings that investigate the psychology of human beings and their responses to life’s circumstances. In Lifeline for example, partially-covered female figures hang from a clothing line, as if suspended in mid-air in a state of existential uncertainty. Living in a Box depicts a naked woman sheltering inside a cardboard box, trying to escape the pressing demands of the outside world. Looking at You and Do I Seduce You show close-ups of female bodies that exude sensuality, yet betray a certain existential uneasiness, as revealed by the positions of their hands or the look in their eyes. Thevissen’s attentive, yet compassionate look unveils the struggles and complexities of our society; caught between artificial stimuli and an inward pull towards self-examination. Her work spurs reflection on our intimate relationship with the environment, ourselves, and others.

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Anita Thevissen

Outside the Box

September 5 - September 27, 2023

Reception: Thursday, September 7, 2023, 6-8 PM

Out of the box
Out of the Box

India ink and watercolor on paper Arches
14.5" x 11"

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Belgian artist Anita Thevissen makes watercolor and ink paintings that investigate the psychology of human beings and their responses to life’s circumstances. In Lifeline for example, partially-covered female figures hang from a clothing line, as if suspended in mid-air in a state of existential uncertainty. Living in a Box depicts a naked woman sheltering inside a cardboard box, trying to escape the pressing demands of the outside world. Looking at You and Do I Seduce You show close-ups of female bodies that exude sensuality, yet betray a certain existential uneasiness, as revealed by the positions of their hands or the look in their eyes. Thevissen’s attentive, yet compassionate look unveils the struggles and complexities of our society; caught between artificial stimuli and an inward pull towards self-examination. Her work spurs reflection on our intimate relationship with the environment, ourselves, and others.

Out of the box
Out of the Box
Do I Seduce You
Do I Seduce You
Living in a Box
Living in a Box
Lifeline
Lifeline
Decisions
Decisions
Sleeping Boy
Sleeping Boy
Chill Out
Chill Out
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Outside the Box | September 5 - September 27, 2023

The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas