Aglaé Bassens (1986, Belgium) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Bassens has a BA in Fine Art from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University and an MFA in Fine Art Painting from the Slade School of Fine Art in London.
She describes her paintings as “a collection of glances in which the viewer recognizes his/her own emotional experience.” Bassens makes images that are commonplace but sincere hoping that they will function as a vehicle for collective emotion. Working from photographs from her personal archive as well as found, her paintings memorialize subtle moments of daily life that might otherwise be overlooked.
Her work has been exhibited internationally, with solo presentations at HESSE FLATOW, New York, NY; 12.26, Dallas, TX; Nars Foundation, Brooklyn, NY; CRUSH Curatorial, New York, NY; and Cabin Gallery, London; as well as group exhibitions at Gowen Contemporary, Geneva; STEMS Gallery, Paris; The Valley, Taos, NM; and Workplace Gallery, London. Her work is featured in New American Paintings No. 134 Northeast Issue and in 100 Painters of Tomorrow published by Thames and Hudson. Bassens’s works can be found in the permanent collections of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami and Colección SOLO, Madrid, Spain.