Carole Vanderlinden (°1973) is inspired by diverse objects seen in museums of ancient or ethnographic art, for example an herbarium, Egyptian alabaster Canopic jars dating back to 1500 BC, zigzag Navajo carpets or 18th century glazed biscuits from the city of Tournai. Details of these objects are copied in sketchbooks. Sometimes they are combined to create new drawings, which usually remain quite light, with lots of cut-‐outs, as minimalist collages. Sometimes they also end up in her oil paintings, where they are used as disturbing elements or alibies to apply colour. In these paintings they become more compact and dense and slowly merge with the stubborn texture of the painting.
– Hans Theys, Montagne de Miel, 01 04 2018