Delanghe Louise



“The vigorous peasant dancer, following an instinctive knowledge of the weight of fall, uses his surplus energy to press all his strength into the proper beat of the bar, thus intensifying his personal enjoyment in dancing.” Paul Nettl on the Birth of the Waltz, could function as a proper description of Louise Delanghe’s layered, historically referencing but prompt paintings. Her every gesture and moment of decision so present in the pieces; you feel the elbow sway, the brush pull. The painter balances a visual limbo using layers, and re-composed figures seem to abstract their own stories. 

Text: Céline Mathieu