Migrating Light October 2021

 

With her new series of paintings called Migrating Light the self-taught artist Si Bollé plays with the idea of life-bringing sunlight piercing through the darkness of ages and illuminating all situations of daily life. Whether it be in full-scale paintings on canvas shown at 121 rue Dansaert or on smaller sized work migrated all over dynamical shops in the neighbourhood, Bollé’s Light scatters itself everywhere, adapting to any situation.  

A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period –
When March is scarcely here

A Color stands abroad
On Solitary Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels.

It waits upon the Lawn,
It shows the furthest Tree
Upon the furthest Slope you know
It almost speaks to you.

Then as Horizons step
Or Noons report away
Without the Formula of sound
It passes and we stay –

A quality of loss
Affecting our Content
As Trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a Sacrament.

Emily Dickinson (LXXV)

Light is one of the basic themes in literature and painting. As Emily Dickinson expresses poetically the ephemerality of light, the artist Si Bollé plays in her new series Migrating Light with the idea of lifegiving sunlight gleaming through darkness and enlightening all aspects of daily life. Light defines colour, but it always changes never to be equal to itself. It migrates from morning into evening, offering different qualities in each season. It influences our moods, if we want it or not. Sometimes it highlights figuration, sometimes abstraction, or both at the same time to whom is able to experience this.