It Aways Is @ Gallery r8m Cologne, Germany Fri.Jan.13, 2023
Nelleke Beltjens is interested in the philosophical implications of the actual, of what is versus our necessarily incomplete interpretations of reality. She sees life as a process, an opportunity and possibility to lend resonance or relevance to what otherwise might be encountered as an overwhelming meaninglessness. At its best, art invites us to look more closely and carefully - to potentially translate that process back into our broader perceptions, which are indelibly colored by or predicated upon prior expectations, experiences, or long-held dogmas. As Dr. Gabor Maté says, “we don’t respond to what happens but to our perception of what happens”. Life is a possibility to see what is. It Always Is.