Lisa van Sorge

Lives and works in Breda (NL)



Through repetition I research a painting’s possibilities and restrictions. There’s no foretelling what the repeated work as a whole is going to be like: the separate works become interrelated and start to influence and affect one another. Questions about the work itself, their autonomy, the boundaries of a single canvas and the relations between them arise. What remains when an image is repeated? What precisely is added and how does the repetition relate to its original (if there even is one)? I use this process to try and lay bare the ways we perceive and interact with ourselves, others and objects in a more and more digitalized age.


Painterly ideas are an important point of departure of my art practice, but in order to bring all the aspects of the work together, I have to raise questions about what a painting can be. I mostly work on long-term projects in which repetition, use of color, composition and materiality play a crucial role. Bringing together these elements is possible within the eventual emplacement in a space when everything is subjected to the newly found relations.