One of the remarkable things in the new works of Ellen De Meutter is the painterly qualities. The canvases display a large variety in paint treatment and alternate between transparent and paste-like paint surfaces. In addition, the ambition at the basis of the paintings is striking. Not only did De Meutter create several paintings with large sizes that have no precedent in her work to date,, the representations also possess a large complexity.
source: timvanlaeregallery (Sad Songs & Simple Stories 2008)