Charlotte Vandenbroucke’s (°1993, MFA St.-Lucas Ghent, lives and works in Ghent). transcendental paintings strength lies in their insistence on ambivalence. With her individual and unconventional adaption of the ,abstract code, Charlotte creates a pictorial space of seductive emptiness, contrasts between light and dark, lightness (of being) and darkness (of being). Her paintings radiate warmth and solemnity through subtle gradients and structural manipulations of uncommon surfaces and materials such as graphite powder. Charlotte’s paintings are a subjective response to the cascade of emotions and events that make up life. Her paintings operate as poetic distillations of big subjects in which the viewer is always capable of locating himself.