Nights in Pompeii
Space which we can
In each painting, Bierenbroodspot gives us a frozen moment, a flash of light which lets us look deeply into a room almost totally effaced by time. But we spectators are then blocked, by a perspective ending in nothingness, or by an impenetrable wall; we are closed off and rarely are allowed even temporary entry into the next ruined room. There is irony too in the contrast of the dry heat and the glare outside where we, the spectators, stand, and the cool damp of the empty space inside. She juxtaposes her own distortions of the memory of a ruined villa, or a fallen wall, or mixes two sketches to allow the images to emerge each in their own time.
Photographed in Italy by Fong-Leng 2015