°1982, lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium
Caroline Van den Eynden creates sculptures and installations imbued with personal memories and crafted through meticulous dexterity. She works by hand using raw and precious materials, often combining steel, brick and glass. The formal result is similar to a model in an architectural context. It seems to meet the architectural rules, but differs at crucial points. Caroline builds a tension field that links transparency to emptiness; she creates a perfectly finished whole that is somehow still inconclusive. Her work stresses passages, evolutions and unspoken possibilities, both in the future and the past. For many, a staircase is functional; for the artist, however, it is fundamental. Without stairs, doors or passageways, one can never achieve a different or higher level.