SHE WHO DRAWS WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AND TAKES SNAP SHOTS WITH HER PENCIL...
I’m fascinated by people and their psyche. Captivated by the beauty of the minority and
the intriguing game between opposites in any shape or form, I try to create
a point of recognition for the viewer.
I have just one addiction and that’s my obsession with snails that smile without their teeth showing.
Kelly De Meyer is not interested in art as it were. Her passion is people, her search is one for those human similarities that might take us towards something like a truth that suits the whole species. She’s looking for this beneath the surface, under the clothes; using psychology and emotion as the foundations for expressing her own vocabulary. Can a word really communicate our feelings?
With exceptional precision and an intimate vulnerable approach, the young Belgian illustrator tries to get there in images.
Her pictures tell stories.
The narratives are tender, but not gentle.
They are somehow aware that the image can always only be the surface, and when you start staring into the skin of her work, smooth flesh reveals its scars, things get darker, and Kelly gingerly pushes you to walk away from the light. Don’t be afraid. All you can find in there is yourself.
Harlan Levey (Editor in Chief / Modart Magazine www.modarteurope.com )