Clean, often oblique lines and smooth surfaces characterize Laurien Renckens’ work. An effective combination of light colours and pastels with fluorescent colours. As a result, your attention is instantly drawn, on a subconscious level, towards these abstract canvasses and panels. Like aesthetic, visual sirens.
We live in a world that is full of urgency: numerous crises, from the climate to the housing to the refugees’ crises. Because of the internet, we are incessantly informed about everything. Renckens’ work appeals impeccably to those emotions. Her research topic is: what colours and which combinations evoke this sense of urgency? Although urgency may come across as a heavy topic, Renckens’ work is positive and alluring, with bright colours and clean lines. Using as little as possible, she creates a strong image and pulls the spectator towards her, only to hit him with that one single question: what does urgency mean to you?