Catherine Aerts-Wattiez’s work is a confrontation between herself and the work in progress. On papers coated with white that it texture, will play a thousand and one scenes where the inks will be placed, mixed, cleaned, scraped, re-deposited. A sustained questioning of colour, light and meaning. Seeking, rubbing, adding, filling, erasing, wearing out the material to find balance, gesture, vibration. The final work will be charged with all these traces, will carry within it the memory of all these transformations. "I work the work until it works with me, and I let myself be guided by it to the point of emotion which, at the same time, means the end of the work and reveals to me the meaning of my search with this canvas." Deeply rooted in non-figuration, where gesture and rhythm break any temptation of meticulous representation, his inks are all in suggestions, evocations, and we navigate between the misty landscapes of Turner and the halftone atmospheres of classical painters, without ever leaving the register of abstraction.