Karlijn de Lange

I.G.: @kar__line

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Untitled

Oil paint and crayons on canvas

39 x 47 inch

2022

 Karlijn de Lange is a Dutch artist whose work harbors fragmented recollections of desert sceneries, exploring the boundaries between landscape and abstraction through painting and drawing techniques. The work reimagines a vast phenomenal space constituted of both real and imagined memories of cinematic desert land as frames of landscape fragmentations. A memory becomes a map, a documentation of the past devising topographies of longing. Through the abstraction of folds and creases of the sublime desert, perceptions of space and distance are challenged. However, after a closer look, one can start recognizing lines as roads or rivers, real life signifiers that point to actual landscapes as suggested by the coordinates in the names of certain works.

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36°46'34''N 114°14'47''W

Pencil and fine liner on paper

5.8 x 8.3 inch

2020

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35°59'40''N 115°27'32''W

Pencil on paper

8.3 x 11.7 inch

2020

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36°25'12''N 116°48'44''W

Oil, pencil and crayon on paper

8.3 x 11.7 inch

2021

35°14'27''N 118°07'54''W

Pencil on paper

8.3 x 11.7 inch

2022