Inside the studio of Antwerp-based artist Nel Aerts

The work of Nel Aerts (1987) straddles both the abstract and the figurative, with a series of paintings – mostly portraits and self-portraits – revealing a tendency to include opposing forces in her body of work. Indeed, her oeuvre doubles up on the playful and tender whilst also infusing realism and introspection in it, with Aerts’ overall aesthetic being as comfortable with the happy as it is with the sad. Here, photographer Joke De Wilde captures the artist in the serenity of her studio space, amongst pieces that you may be able to catch at M HKA‘s current group exhibition Salon de Peinture.

Photographer Joke De Wilde (c)