noa verborgh

Antwerp, painter

noa verborgh

biography

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The studio is an outlet for the small dilemmas that fill our lives. By the use of popular symbolism this gets translated onto canvas. The over-relativity that arises here makes room for entertainment and fun. As is sometimes underlined: laughing is healthy. So, exactly what the doctor ordered.

As a child of the internet, Noa is inspired by social media. From memes to celebs, the world wide web is an inexhaustible source of heartiness.

The fascination for the power that the written word exerts on images turns the studio into a playing field filled with acrylic, canvas and wood.

In the series Heaven or Hell, Noa explores the rhetorical question of whether she will enter heaven or hell when she dies. Reflecting on her daily life, she is quite sure in medieval terms that she would burn at the stake as a witch. In the works, you can see a symbolic translation of thoughts and moments that are dominated by the good and the bad that mark her life. With a slight compulsion to follow the path of life without fail, it is tempting at times to tear oneself away from it; straight into the crash barrier. In the end, perfection is just a mistake.