Metaphors for an inner experiment – The paintings of Cecile van Hanja

The most important theme in my work is the research of the influence of the public domain on private life.~Cecile van Hanja  As an inspiration source the metropolitan surroundings works both for and against creating art in my studio, which can be seen as a metaphor for an inner experiment.Although I’ve trouble to shut out the hectic life that comes with it, I’m at the same time fascinated by the anonymous charisma of modern architecture.

Within the structure of repeating facades of glass and concrete I can imagine a geometric world full with suspense, a multicolored labyrinth of spaces and look-throughs in which it is not exactly clear whether it is inside or outside.The question raises if we as an observer are part of the structure or excluded? In other words, can our private life penetrate in these anonymous constructions?