Steven Baelen doesn't speak about his drawings as sketches, but calls them notes. They are no study's, neither finished, but appear as autonomous work. He notes the environment, especially his studio. It is filled with a lot of stuff. Life continues and apparently nothing changes.

© Steven Baelen,Watou,charcoal on wall, 2009

Baelen tries to catch moments in time. He obliges himself to build empty spaces in order to counteract the fullness of his surroundings. The white space functions as a punctuation mark and helps the viewer to enter the space.

Book launchartist book "Der Raum im Verzug", made in collaboration w/ Akademie der Künste, with a text by Hubertus von Amelunxen, Elaine Lévy Project, Brussels
2012, December 20 - 22