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A selection of work from Belgium-based artist Fia Cielen. Inspired by carnival masks and old folkloric rituals of animal disguise, Cielen is drawn to the idea of modern civilization being something that can be taken on and off. Her work also harkens back to a time when a sense of wildness and magic were still part of daily life, as she explains further:
“I am attracted by in-between states, transitory zones and the uncanny, which becomes evident especially in my drawings. They are populated by creatures which exist on the threshold between the human, the animal, and the elemental. Beings on the verge of their next materialisation.”
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