The work of Françoise Stoop (1963)
The subject is the landscape, the material jute and clay.
I try to tackle this old subject and these old-fashioned materials as individual and contemporary as possible.
I do not fix the jute from the potato bags and sandbags to the frame.
The paintings thus acquire a loose and three-dimensional aspect.
If I use a frame at all, it is a substantial part of the image.
In ceramics I work on the original form: the bowl.
This, like my paintings, is also a search for the basis of human forms and colors.
And I strive for simplicity in my work.
But a simplicity that is exciting, and attractive, a simplicity that remains.
Our busy and complicated society can use some simplicity and beauty.
In that sense I make "consolation art": art that makes life more beautiful.