Lien Hüwels, who lives and works in Antwerp, makes photos, videos and installations. She is a graduate of Sint Lucas Antwerp.
Lien Hüwels’ photographs and videos are a minimal, registered action in time that manifest themselves as monumental presences of the model in a setting of which the atmosphere appears to be desolate, almost anonymous.
The united role of the artist and artist’s model questions the interchange between both: looking and being looked at and their influence on the formation of imagery.
‘The image of an individual is formed on the basis of various ways in which viewers observe the individual. The formation of the individual’s identity is therefore just as much a search by the viewer to discover himself and his own position.
We continually have the possibility to change, to become someone else. Our identity is unfixed and therefore anonymous. We are at most en route to becoming someone.’
Various media are currently being researched within this theme by the artist which broadens the research. The influence of the environment and the others call for an adaptation, a constant change.